From our signature events to our year-round programming, we believe that through inspiring a love of reading, stories can change people’s lives.
Join us for this year’s festival as we connect you with these very special authors, illustrators and storytellers. Watch our launch video below for a peek at what’s to come.
Join Joel Sutherland and Angela Misri to learn how to write scary stories! We’ll learn from the best—including an author and librarian who hunts ghosts at night. Watch today’s episode to listen to some beatboxing and make a bat craft.
Join Jennifer Maruno and Sylvia McNicoll to learn some writing tips from the masters of mystery! We’ll learn how to structure a story and how to imagine and describe historical settings in which our characters can interact. Enter our contest for the chance to win a book from one of our authors!
Join Tanaz Bhathena, Hamilton Youth Poets and Josh Taylor if you’re interested in becoming a writer. We’ll learn about creating and telling stories using different methods like slam poetry and rap! You can join a live chat and talk about writing with a very accomplished Canadian author – ask her any questions you have about crafting a story. Join our friends at the Art Gallery of Burlington to learn more about self publishing your own book, and create and submit your own rap song or poetry for the chance to win a Telling Tales swag bag!
Join Ruth Ohi, Paul Covello, and Charlene Chua to learn about drawing. We’ll get some tips on how to draw different types of animals and sing a song that will inspire us to draw some winter pictures! You’ll also have a chance to submit your own picture for a chance to win a prize!