Tory Woollcott

Tory Woollcott is an author, illustrator and educator based in Toronto Canada, her works include autobiography, graphic novels, science comics, audio dramas, podcasts and kids books.

Her graphic novel Mirror Mind recounts her experiences growing up with dyslexia. Her other works include the Audio Drama Awake with Sparklermonthly, Toronto to Tuscany a travel diary she did in partnership with Kean Soo.

She is a graduate from the University of Toronto with an Honors BA in archeology and Near Eastern studies. 

She has appeared on CBC Radio's Metro Morning, Ontario Morning, and Canada AM, alongside a feature story by the Toronto Star. She has been a speaker at Word on the Street, Right to Read, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, as well as at the University of Toronto and a variety of public schools and libraries around the city. 

Tory also runs comic making, and dyslexia awareness workshops and has done so with the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Public Library, Little Island Comics, The AGO and Story Planet to name a few.     

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"One of the most exciting reads from this year's MoCCA Festival is Tory Woollcott's graphic memoir'Mirror Mind.' It chronicles some of her experiences growing up with dyslexia. Her book also includes a host of resources for those who want to learn more about dyslexia."

The Best Comics from the 2010 MoCCA Art Festival The Daily News.

 

“MIRROW MIND was like walking through my own troubled childhood learning experience.  Tory tells the story of her struggles to read with clarity, passion, and skill.  In the end, she learns, as I did, that dyslexia doesn’t define us, it amplifies us.”  

Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Awards

S.P.A.C.E Award 

Best Comic, Mirror Mind

Award Nominations

The Lulu Awards

Leah Adezio Award for Best Kid-Friendly Work 

Kim Yale Award for Most Talented Newcomer 

Lulu of the Year  

The Joe Shuster Awards 2010

Gene Day Award Finalist