• Aimee Reid

    Aimee Reid is an author with a background in education and editing. She taught high school English, Music, and Special […]

  • Andrew Larsen

    Andrew Larsen is the author of many books for children, including Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden; A Squiggly Story; […]

  • Andy G and Friends

    Andy G and Friends bring to the stage a whole bunch of fun, singalong, danceable, toe-tapping tunes in their children’s/family […]

  • Burlington Student Theatre

    Burlington Student Theatre is a community-based program for youth that provides opportunities in performance study, technical development, leadership, social skills, […]

  • Chad Solomon

    Chad Solomon is a member of the Henvey Inlet, First Nation. As a child, he and his family would visit with […]

  • Charlene Chua

    Charlene Chua grew up in Singapore and immigrated to Canada as an adult. They have illustrated almost twenty picture books, […]

  • Cornelia Li

    Cornelia Li is a Chinese-born illustrator currently based in Toronto. She is intrigued by narrative woven into daily interactions between […]

  • Danielle Daniel

    Danielle Daniel is an award-winning author and illustrator whose journey into art making and book publishing has gone hand in […]

  • Darcy Whitecrow

    Darcy Whitecrow is Ojibwe and Dakota; he is a member of the Seine River First Nation band in Northwestern Ontario, […]

  • Deborah Falaye

    Deborah Falaye is a Nigerian Canadian young adult author. She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where she spent her time […]

  • Erin Alladin

    Erin Alladin is an editor, writer, and ecology enthusiast who is always looking for ways to combine her passions. Born […]

  • Hamilton Children’s Choir

    Hamilton Children’s Choir makes a difference in the lives of children and youth within the greater Hamilton community by providing […]

  • Hamilton You Poets

    Hamilton You Poets are a community grounded in the belief that all people have important stories to tell. HYP includes […]

  • Heather M. O’Connor

    Heather M. O’Connor is an award-winning children’s author and freelance writer based in Peterborough, Ontario. She first learned about Ojibwe […]

  • Jael Richardson

    Jael Richardson has presented to audiences of all ages across Canada and is also the author of The Stone Thrower, […]

  • Jing Jing Tsong

    Jing Jing Tsong is a mom, musician, and surfer whose grown-up job is drawing pictures. Her technique, which layers colour […]

  • Jodie Callaghan

    Jodie Callaghan is from the Mi’gmaq First Nation in Gespe’gewa’gi (Quebec). She started writing stories when she was 8 years […]

  • Johnnie Christmas

    Johnnie Christmas is a #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novelist. Best known for co-creating the series Angel Catbird with […]

  • Jon-Erik Lappano

    Jon-Erik Lappano’s debut picture book, Tokyo Digs a Garden, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka, won the Governor General’s Literary Award and […]

  • Kevin Sands

    Since escaping from university with a pair of degrees in theoretical physics, Kevin Sands has worked as a researcher, a […]

  • Kevin Sylvester

    Kevin Sylvester is a fan favourite at Telling Tales! He wears many hats both literally and figuratively. In addition to […]

  • Lawrence Hill

    Lawrence Hill is perhaps …best known for the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of The Book of Negroes, which was made […]

  • Lexy the Rap Dad

    LLexy the Rap Dad is a children’s author and rapping dad from Ajax, Ontario. The creator of Friendly Fables (add […]

  • Megan Kearney

    Megan Kearney is a Toronto-based cartoonist. Her work has appeared in publications from Dark Horse, Bedside Press, Fairylogue Press, and […]

  • Mélanie Watt

    Author and illustrator Mélanie Watt is the bestselling creative genius behind many beloved picture books for children, including the Scaredy […]

  • Mireille Messier

    Mireille Messier is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised, and now Toronto-based author, freelance writer, and voice-over artist with a background in theatre […]

  • My Friend Christopher

    My Friend Christopher performs original songs that explore family life from diverse perspectives—parent and kid, cat and dog. His debut […]

  • Nadia L. Hohn

    Nadia L. Hohn is a writer and educator. Her first picture book, Malaika’s Costume, won the Helen Isobel Sissons Canadian Children’s […]

  • Ruth Ohi

    Ruth has been a long time friend and presenter at the Telling Tales Festival and we are looking forward to […]

  • Salma Hussain

    Salma Hussain grew up in the UAE and immigrated to Canada when she was 13 years old. Her short stories […]

  • Treasa Levasseur

    Treasa Levasseur is currently the Program and Community Engagement Manager at Folk Alliance International, as well as a JUNO-nominated songwriter […]

  • Valerie Sherrard

    Valerie Sherrard was born in 1957 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and grew up in various parts of Canada. Valerie’s sixth […]

  • Wesley King

    Wesley King is the author of the Edgar Award–winning OCDaniel, which Booklist praised as “complex and satisfying” in a starred […]

  • Yolanda T. Marshall

    Yolanda T. Marshall is a Guyanese-born Canadian author. In 2015, after becoming a mom, Yolanda was inspired to write her […]

  • Zetta Elliott

    Calling all middle grade readers! Zetta Elliott is the author of over 25 books for young readers, including the award-winning […]