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Toronto Lit Up: How to Become an Accidental Genius

  • Mabel's Fables Children's Bookstore 662 Mount Pleasant Road Toronto, ON, M4S 2N3 Canada (map)
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Join Orca Book Publishers and the Toronto International Festival of Authors in celebrating the release of Elizabeth MacLeod and Frieda Wishinsky’s How to Become an Accidental Genius through Toronto Lit Up. Prizes, fun and stories. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

About the Book

Don’t be afraid to try! Make connections! Be persistent! Ask questions and never take no for an answer! Learn the secrets and amazing stories of successful inventors!

How to Become an Accidental Genius is full of inspiring tales of famous and lesser-known inventors who have changed the world, from George Washington Carver, Mary Anderson (inventor of the windshield wiper) and inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr to Frank Epperson (of Popsicle fame) and Mary Sherman Morgan (The Woman Who Saved the U.S. Space Race). Readers will be amazed at the inventiveness of these geniuses. The book focuses on inventors from North America but includes stories from around the world. Organized into eleven chapters that highlight the qualities inventors have in common, the book also features profiles of inventive kids and teenagers.


  • Cost: FREE

Earlier Event: April 4
Beaches Book Club: H is for Hawk
Later Event: April 7
Ben McNally Books & Brunch