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

Each year we strive to create a diverse and balanced lineup that will appeal to a variety 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. We consider literary reviews, testimonials, awards, and suggestions from industry advisors, educators, and children’s librarians when choosing each event’s lineup. 

Canadian children’s authors, illustrators, and performers are invited to submit their applications through the Telling Tales website beginning October 1 for events the next calendar year. Applications close at the end of December. 2020 applications are now closed. We apologize that due to volume, we will not be able to reply to all submissions.