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, culturally diverse presenters who can connect with readers of all ages and abilities and open their eyes to new perspectives.

2021 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 linked below.

In 2021, stories will be celebrated and shared through our new, VIRTUAL festival and year-round outreach programs for schools & communities, delivered through the magic of digital technology. This year, we are looking for artists with the ability to connect and engage with children/youth in a digital setting. Applications close December 30th, 2020.

Telling Tales 2021 Application Form