Telling Tales is known for its amazing events that include Celebrating Graphic Novels, our Main Event and Nature Tales. Our events are attended by thousands of visitors each year and bring together the very best Canadian talent. Our festival offers an opportunity for children to connect with their favourite authors, illustrators and storytellers.

Telling Tales Festival is recognized as one of the key annual events in Canadian publishing, dedicated solely to children’s literature. It is a Top 100 Festivals and Events Ontario award winner.

Our 2020 events will look much different than other years as we bring our festival online for the first time ever. In a world where we can’t currently hold large gatherings, we look forward to bringing you our virtual festival and help Stories Connect Us!

Meet Our Host – Josh Taylor

Our host Josh Taylor is a self-described Choreographer, Dancer, Hip-Hop Head, Foodie, Comic Book Geek and Pun Distributor who is also the Owner & Director of Defining Movement Dance.

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Telling Tales Virtual Festival

Sept 20 10 am Kindness and Caring (Ages 4 to 8)
Sept 20 11 am Storytelling Picnic (Ages 4 to 8)
Sept 20 12 pm Family, Friends and Neighbours (Ages 4 to 8)
Sept 22 11 am Shocking Science and Fab Facts (Ages 8 to 12)
Sept 23 11 am Twists and Turns – Secrets of Great Plots (Ages 10 to 16)
Sept 24 11 am Telling Your Story (Ages 8 to 12)

Nature Tales

Oct 3 10 am Land and Water (Ages 4 to 8)
Oct 4 10 am Earth and Sky ( Ages 4 to 8)

Telling Tales @Home

Oct 8 8 pm CANSCAIP Children’s Book Talk (Ages 12+)

Imagination Station Workshops

Oct 22 7 pm Scare Me, How to write scary stuff. (Ages 8 to 12)
Nov 11 7 pm History and Mystery (Ages 8 to 12)
Nov 19 7 pm Do the Write Thing (Ages 12 – 18)
Dec 3 6 pm Let’s Draw (Ages 4 to 8)