Share Your Story

Our presenters are the heart and soul of the Telling Tales festivals. It is your enthusiasm and love for stories that inspire thousands of children every year to fall in love with reading. We would love to hear more about what you would like to present through Telling Tales. Together, we can inspire more readers than ever before!

How Telling Tales Presenters are Chosen

 Telling Tales recognizes how vital it is that children see themselves and others reflected in the stories they read. Each year we strive to feature a diverse roster of presenters whose work appeals to a broad range of reading tastes and interests. 

Our selection committee is dedicated to finding the right presenters for each of our festival events. We look for engaging presenters who can connect with readers of all ages and abilities and open their eyes to new perspectives.

2023 Submissions Are Now Closed

2023 marks the 15th anniversary Telling Tales Festival. Join us for a very special celebration at our OUTDOOR, multi-day family festival for which we are best known. Our signature festival and year-round programming connects children, youth and their families to Canada’s finest authors, illustrators and storytellers.  

Applications for our 2023 Festival are currently closed. Canadian children’s authors, illustrators, and performers are invited to submit their applications for 2024 through the Telling Tales website as of October 2023