Aliens. So many aliens … fantastic creatures that emerge from broken crayons…a dragon riding assassin … being charming in NYC this year Telling Tales has it all! 

Books have the power to transport us to different worlds, cities and places where we truly Experience Stories. In a year where we are staying home more than ever before, Telling Tales is excited to launch its 2021-22 season to bring these stories to you. 

From our signature events to our year-round programming, we believe that through inspiring a love of reading, stories can change people’s lives.

We wish we could share this exciting news in person but for now, we hope you enjoy our video launch!


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We are proud to have featured over 30 authors, illustrators and storytellers at our first virtual festival in 2020. If you missed any of our presenters or Festival episodes, you can watch on demand right here on our website.

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