Librarian & Educator Day

TCAF is for Teachers and Librarians!

McCloud160Toronto Comic Arts Festival Librarian & Educator Day: Friday, May 8th 2015

The fourth annual TCAF Librarian & Educator Day is happening on Friday, May 8th 2015 at Toronto Reference Library. Building on the success of our last three years, and incorporating your feedback, L&ED 2015 will once again be a full day of professional programming to help you make the most of the medium of comics in your libraries and schools.

Librarian & Educator Day is held in the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at Toronto Reference Library, a block from the Yonge-Bloor station in downtown Toronto. Librarians and teachers may participate in Librarian & Educator Day for free, but must register via the link below.

Click here to sign up!

What’s on at L&ED 2015?

As in past years, we’re leveraging the expertise of the hundreds of cartoonists and comics professionals in town for TCAF to bring you three simultaneous streams of programming.


morning coffee



, creator The
and the Eisner Award-winning classic, Understanding Comics

Room A

Room B

Room C



A Pathway to Learning


Workshop by Jerzy Drozd

Engaging Teens Through Making



Workshop by Annie Wong

Protecting Comics: Graphic Novel Challenges in Today’s


Presentation by

Charles Brownstein


coffee break






Presentation by Liz Coates, Sven
and Eva Volin

Girl Power:

Building a female-friendly manga


Panel discussion with

Deb Aoki, Leyla Aker

and Robin Brenner

Superhero Comics:

Saving your Classroom,

One Issue at a Time



Presentation by Lara Cartmale
and Scott Hollows




Big Comics Q&A:



Panel discussion moderated by Glen

Big Comics Q&A:



Panel discussion moderated by Scott Robins

Graphic Novels as Mentor Texts


Presentation by Phil Amara and Dale

with Scott Chantler


Book Talk:

New & Hot Graphic Novels


Presentation by

Jamie Edwards

Book Talk:

Diverse Graphic Novels


Presentation by

Andrew Woodrow-Butcher

Enhance your experience with a Patron Pack!

We encourage you to purchase a Patron Pack for Librarian and Educator Day. A Patron Pack costs $100 (plus tax = $105) and includes a selection of books in your selected grade/age range, as well as a ticket to our Creators Lunch.  Only $100 for a bunch of great books and a lunch with great authors!


The Packs include quality titles selected by The Beguiling Library Services team and our publisher sponsors for their popularity and literary/artistic/social value, and is a great way to boost your graphic collection! During the Creators Lunch, you’ll be seated with a variety of local or international comics authors and artists. It’s a great time to build connections and get great insight into the world of graphic novels!

We’re happy to bill your school or institution for your Patron Pack, or you can purchase it and keep the books to yourself! You’ll see a flexible variety of payment options as you sign up.

Why not join us for the rest of the Festival?

The main exhibition of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival will occur on Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th 2015 at Toronto Reference Library. More than 300 artists and authors will exhibit their works, accompanied by general-interest programming about comics and graphic novels. You should totally come! Admission is free, and there’s something for everyone!

If you have any questions about TCAF’s Librarian & Educator Day, please email Programming Co-ordinator Andrew Woodrow-Butcher at

Click here to sign up!