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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.

2022 Submissions Are Now Open

Canadian children’s authors, illustrators, and performers are invited to submit their applications through the Telling Tales website using the form below.

2022 marks the 14th Annual Telling Tales Festival and a RETURN to the magical OUTDOOR, multi-day family festival for which we are best known. We will celebrate together at our signature Telling Tales event, at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, September 17 & 18, 2022 and at our Nature Tales event, at the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, September 25, 2022. Applications close December 31st, 2021. 

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