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.

What’s Coming Up…

  • Sep 20, 2020 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Join with us as we explore the themes of kindness and caring with our host Josh Taylor and his very special guests Monique Gray Smith, Ruth Ohi & Ted Staunton, Lana Button, Maika Harper, Gabe Crimelli, My Friend Christopher and crafting with Westfield.
  • Sep 20, 2020 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Join Canadian children’s authors Deborah Kerbel, Andrew Larsen, Sarabeth Holden, Paul Covello, Vikki VanSickle, also with special guests My Friend Christopher and Simon Frank for a virtual storytelling picnic. Be sure to watch for your favourite picnic location in our photo montage.
  • Sep 20, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

    Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Join Aimee Reid, Anoosha Syed, Naseem Hrab, Charlene Chua, Sherry Lee, My Friend Christopher and Annie Weber as we explore neighbourhoods, talk about families and friendships. Our friends from the AGH will also help us create a very special piece of art.
  • Sep 22, 2020 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Main Event

    Virtual Event

    Join Jess Keating, Josh Taylor, Kevin Sylvester, Ted & Will Staunton, Elizabeth MacLeod and Ishta Mercurio as they talk about science, technology and fabulous facts! Take a visit to the apothecary at Westfield Heritage Village, and sing along with the Hamilton Children’s Choir. We’ll play with slime, ward off evil geniuses, discover some strange Canadian inventions and learn about a true Canadian hero. You’ll have a chance to win a prize too!
See Full Schedule Here

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