Story Planet is a Canadian non-profit offering free workshops for youth ages 6 to 18 focused on creative writing, reading and art. It was inspired and mentored by the American literacy non-profit 826 National. Story Planet is powered by a team of dedicated staff, volunteers, professional writers and artists. Its out-of-this-world storefront location at 1165 Bloor Street is known as The Intergalactic Travel Authority (ITA). The store brings the alien / space theme to life as a gift shop well-stocked with books, gifts, and even a coffee bar serving Black Hole brew and other interplanetary delights.
Context Creative developed the web site with a modern and clean interface to present the energy, passion, and imaginative creations of Story Planet, illustrated with charming and whimsical aliens created by artist Dave Thomas. The new StoryPlanet.ca provides an easy-to-navigate hub to showcase organization news, a searchable events database, workshop photos and stories from students, information for getting involved, and a portal to a digital ITA shop.
And don’t tell anyone, but you can even play a hidden game of Space Invaders on the homepage … if you know the secret code!