We are so excited to share our 2024 line up with you!

Visit our 15th Anniversary page for a complete list of presenters over the past 15 years.

  • Adrienne Kress

    Adrienne Kress is a Toronto-based actor and writer. Her books include the award-winning and internationally published children’s novels Alex and […]

  • Andrea Curtis

    ANDREA CURTIS’s children’s non-fiction includes A Forest in the City, City of Water, City Street are for People and City […]

  • Anna Humphrey

    Anna Humphrey has worked as a marketing person for a poetry organization, in communications for the Girl Guides of Canada, […]

  • Arley Nopra

    Arley Nopra is a Filipina-Canadian illustrator and cartoonist and the creator of the New York Times bestselling Baby-sitters Club graphic […]

  • Caroline Merola

    Caroline Merola dessine depuis qu’elle est toute petite. Avec ses crayons et ses encres de couleur, elle met en scène […]

  • Cassandra Calin

    Cassandra Calin is a cartoonist and humorist best known for her semi-autobiographical webcomic series, Cassandra Comics, in which she talks […]

  • Charlene Rocha

    Charlene Rocha is an activist and software engineering student at the University of Waterloo. She combines her passions for computer […]

  • Cheryl Isaacs

    Cheryl Isaacs can often be found running through the Carolinian forests of Southwestern Ontario, where she has fearlessly enjoyed the […]

  • Christine D.U. Chung

    Christine is a Vietnamese-Canadian artist who works on storyboards for animated TV and feature films by day and sketches up […]

  • Dorothy Ellen Palmer

    DOROTHY ELLEN PALMER is a mother of two, an award-winning disabled senior writer, accessibility advocate and retired teacher. She served […]

  • E.K. Johnston

    E.K. JOHNSTON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several YA novels, including the Los Angeles Times Book […]

  • Farah Qaiser

    Farah Qaiser is passionate about making science engaging and accessible for everyone, from youth to adults, through writing, outreach, and […]

  • Hayley Lowe

    Hayley Lowe is a Canadian illustrator and storyteller. She enjoys exploring a range of media but is particularly drawn to […]

  • Janie Hao

    Janie Hao is a fun-loving, media-playing, idea-generating illustrator currently based just outside of Toronto, though she has lived all over […]

  • Janis Bridger

    Janis Bridger is an educator and writer who has many creative outlets and a love for the outdoors. She lives […]

  • Jen Ferguson

    Jen Ferguson is Michif/Métis and white, an activist, an intersectional feminist, an auntie, and an accomplice armed with a PhD […]

  • Jenin Mohammed

    JENIN MOHAMMED, winner of the 2020 Summer Spectacular Illustration Grand Prize, is the illustrator of the picture books Naming Ceremony, […]

  • Jennifer Mook-Sang

    Jennifer Mook-Sang was born in Guyana, South America, and moved to Canada at the age of fourteen, where she eventually […]

  • Jessica Rose

    Jessica Rose is a writer, editor and arts organizer who lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario. A passionate advocate for […]

  • Jessica Vitalis

    Jessica Vitalis is the author of The Wolf’s Curse, The Rabbit’s Gift,and Coyote Queen. She is a full-time writer with […]

  • Kate Jenks Landry

    Kate Jenks Landry wrote her first story when she was five years old, and she’s been crafting fictional worlds ever […]

  • Kelly Zhang

    Kelly Zhang is a first-generation Chinese immigrant, children’s writer, and Chinese/English literary translator based in Ottawa, Canada. Kelly draws on […]

  • Kern Carter

    Kern Carter is the author of Boys and Girls Screaming, along with two self-published novels, Thoughts of a Fractured Soul […]

  • Kevin Sylvester

    Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning author, illustrator and broadcaster. Best known for the MiNRS trilogy and the Neil Flambé series, […]

  • Kristy Jackson

    KRISTY JACKSON is a communications professional and the mother of two boys. Her work draws inspiration from her Cree and […]

  • Lana Button

    Lana Button is the author of over a dozen children’s books, many of which have been shortlisted for awards, such […]

  • Lara Jean Okihiro

    Lara Jean Okihiro is a writer, researcher, and educator of mixed Japanese Canadian heritage living in Toronto. Intrigued by the […]

  • Maidah Ahmad

    MAIDAH AHMAD is an educator and author who lives by the motto of love for all, hatred for none. She […]

  • Matteo L. Cerilli

    MATTEO L. CERILLI is a transmasc author and activist who helped found the Students for Queer Liberation (Toronto) and works […]

  • Maya Ameyaw

    Maya Ameyaw is a former bookseller and currently works as a community arts writing instructor. She has edited several mental […]

  • Monica Arnaldo

    Monica Arnaldo was born in Ontario, Canada, where the trash cans are often filled with raccoons and half-eaten cheeseburgers (but […]

  • Nadia Alam

    Nadia Alam is a second-generation Bangladeshi Canadian illustrator. She lives in Toronto with her husband, daughter, son, and dog named […]

  • Nicola Winstanley

    Nicola Winstanley has always believed in the power of stories to bring comfort. She is the author of The Pirate’s […]

  • Onome Ako

    Onome Ako is the CEO of Action Against Hunger Canada, a global humanitarian and development organization that combats hunger and […]

  • Richard Scrimger

    RICHARD SCRIMGER is the award-winning author of over twenty books for children and adults. His works have been translated into […]

  • Ronnie Riley

    Ronnie Riley (they/them) is the author of Asking for a Friend, and Jude Saves the World, which was an OLA […]

  • Rosena Fung

    ROSENA FUNG is an illustrator, educator, and comic artist. Her debut graphic novel, Living With Viola, was named a best […]

  • Salwa Majoka

    Salwa is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator and 2D artist for the animation industry. She has worked on both TV cartoons and […]

  • Sarah Raughley

    Sarah Raughley grew up in Southern Ontario writing stories about freakish little girls with powers because she secretly wanted to […]

  • Sharon & Randi Hampson

    From 1978 onward, Sharon, Lois & Bram were preeminent in all aspects of family entertainment across North America and other […]

  • Tiffani Brown

    Tiffani Brown is a design artist and illustrator based near Toronto, Ontario.

  • Victoria Koops

    Saskatchewan author VICTORIA KOOPS never stopped playing make-believe and often writes while wearing a tiara. Her books are full of […]

  • Vikki VanSickle

    Vikki VanSickle is a long-time friend of Telling Tales! Vikki returns for a sixth season to share her new middle […]

  • Wai Mei Wong

    Wai Mei Wong is a former early childhood educator whose first book, Hello, Dark, was shortlisted for the 2022 IODE […]

  • Wali Shah

    Growing up, Wali Shah faced pressure from his Pakistani-immigrant parents to choose a profession that would justify their many sacrifices. […]