• Aimee Reid

    Aimee Reid is an author with a background in education and editing. She taught high school English, Music, and Special […]

  • AK – HYP

    AK is a Nigerian born poet/rapper living in Vaughan, Ontario. When he isn’t studying Economics at McMaster University, he’s dedicating his […]

  • Alisa Siegel

    Alisa Siegel makes radio documentaries for the CBC, for which she has won many international awards. Her docs have covered […]

  • Andrea Curtis

    Andrea Curtis is the award-winning author of A Forest in the City, a nonfiction picture book about how trees make […]

  • Andrew Larsen

    Andrew Larsen is a father, homemaker and award-winning author. Andrew loves stories. He is a good friend of Telling Tales. […]

  • Angela Misri

    Angela Misri is an award-winning Toronto journalist and author who writes detective fiction inspired by her birth country, Great Britain. […]

  • Annie Webber

    Annie Webber is an animator and educator living and working in Hamilton, Ontario. Her works come from environments created and […]

  • Anoosha Syed

    Anoosha Syed is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator and character designer for animation, based in Texas. She graduated with a BFA in […]

  • Charlene Chua

    Charlene Chua started work in 1998 as a web designer, and went on to become a full-time, award-winning illustrator. Originally […]

  • Deborah Kerbel

    Deborah Kerbel is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several books for young people of all ages. Deborah was born […]

  • Elizabeth MacLeod

    Elizabeth MacLeod is the author of many Canadian nonfiction titles including the Canada Close Up series titles Canadian Government, Canada’s […]

  • Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty

    Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty is a member of the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 8 territory in the province of Alberta. […]

  • Gabe Crimeli

    Meet “Iron Gabe” Crimeli. After a 3 and a half year fight #irongabe can finally say he completed his 3.5 […]

  • Hachey the MouthPEACE

    Jason Hachey, aka Hachey the MouthPEACE, is a Beatboxer from Hamilton, Ontario. Every sound in his music comes from one […]

  • Hamilton Children’s Choir

    Hamilton Children’s Choir makes a difference in the lives of children and youth within the greater Hamilton community by providing […]

  • Hamilton Youth Poets

    Hamilton Youth Poets (HYP) was created in 2012 to give our community’s youth the opportunity to develop their creative skills […]

  • Ishta Mercurio

    Ishta Mercurio is an author and actor. Originally from Cincinnati, Ishta now lives in Brampton, Ontario, where she films and […]

  • Jennifer Maruno

    Jennifer Maruno is a long-time educator and author. Her debut novel, When the Cherry Blossoms Fell, was shortlisted for the […]

  • Jess Keating

    As a zoologist, author, and illustrator, Jess Keating has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and victim to the […]

  • Joanne Robertson

    Joanne Robertson is AnishinaabeKwe and a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. She received her Fine Arts degree from Algoma University and […]

  • Joel A. Sutherland

    Joel A. Sutherland is the Silver Birch and Hackmatack Award-winning author of numerous Haunted Canada books and the Red Maple […]

  • Jonathan Auxier

    Jonathan Auxier is a NYT Bestselling author of strange stories for strange children. His first novel, Peter Nimble and his […]

  • Josh Taylor

    Hamilton born and raised, Josh Taylor is an award winning Hip-Hop and Street Dance rooted dancer, choreographer and storyteller. He […]

  • Kate Moss Gamblin

    Kate Moss Gamblin’s Canadian identity springs from our delightful Earth – from toes in the waters of Muskoka to facing […]

  • Kathy Kacer

    Kathy Kacer is the award-winning author of over twenty books about the Holocaust, including The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser and […]

  • Kenneth Oppel

    Kenneth Oppel’s books include the Silverwing series, which has sold over 1 million copies worldwide; Airborn, winner of a Governor […]

  • Kevin Sylvester

    Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning writer, illustrator, reporter, radio sports host, producer and documentary maker.

  • Krista McNaughton

    Krista McNaughton is an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer from Hamilton. She is a graduate of the Theatre Arts Performance […]

  • Lana Button

    “I am from St. Stephen, New Brunswick and grew up thinking I’d be a movie star. I fell in love […]

  • Lisa Pijuan-Nomura

    GirlCanCreate is Lisa Pijuan-Nomura. A multidisciplinary artist and creativity coach, Lisa has been interested in spreading the good word of […]

  • Maika Harper

    Maika Harper is a Canadian actress, model, and author born and raised in the Arctic. She starred in APTN’s hit […]

  • Monique Gray Smith

    Monique Gray Smith is an international speaker and award-winning author. She wrote When We Are Kind to prompt a dialogue […]

  • Mr. Ben

    With his guitar in hand and a childlike enthusiasm & energy, Mr. Ben’s signature blend of folk & pop grabs […]

  • My Friend Christopher

    My Friend Christopher is a performer on a mission to bring vintage music styles to new audiences. His debut album, […]

  • Naseem Hrab

    Naseem Hrab is a writer and storyteller. She is the author of Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend and […]

  • Patricia Storms

    Patricia Storms is a writer and illustrator with over twenty years’ experience. Her work has been featured in Chirp and […]

  • Paul Covello

    Paul Covello is an illustrator and art director, and the nationally bestselling creator of Canada ABC, Canada 123 and Everyday […]

  • Ruth Ohi

    Ruth Ohi has illustrated more than fifty children’s books — several of which she has also written, including Fox and […]

  • Sarabeth Holden

    Sarabeth Holden lives in Toronto. Sarabeth grew up between Nova Scotia, Nunavut, New Brunswick, and Ontario. She is now the […]

  • Sharon Jennings

    Sharon Jennings has written over seventy books for young people – picture books, chapter books, novels for reluctant readers, mid-grade […]

  • Sherry J. Lee

    Sherry J. Lee has worked in the book industry for many years, first as a bookseller and then in publishing. […]

  • Simon Frank

    Simon Frank is a Hamilton-based artist who utilizes the natural environment as the source of both raw materials and inspiration […]

  • Suzanne Del Rizzo

    Suzanne Del Rizzo has always loved getting her hands messy. She traded her job in scientific research for a career […]

  • Sylv Chiang

    Sylv Chiang is a middle grade teacher by day and a writer of middle grade fiction by night. She wrote […]

  • Sylvia McNicoll

    Ever since she was in grade four, Sylvia McNicoll has been writing stories. Now she has over 35 books published […]

  • Tanaz Bhathena

    Tanaz Bhathena is the author of The Beauty of the Moment, as well as the critically acclaimed A Girl Like […]

  • Tanya “Tee” Pineda – HYP

    Tanya “Tee” Pineda is an emerging Spoken Word poet from Hamilton, Ontario who has just begun her studies in Creative Writing at the […]

  • Ted Staunton

    Ted Staunton is the award-winning author of over forty books for young people, including Bounced and What Blows Up in […]

  • Tory Woollcott

    Tory Woollcott is a cartoonist, writer, literacy educator and advocate who lives in Toronto. Her first graphic novel, Mirror Mind, was […]

  • Vikki Vansickle

    Vikki VanSickle is the author of a number of acclaimed novels for children including The Winnowing, If I Had a […]

  • White Pine Dancers

    Join MEMBERS OF THE WHITE PINE DANCERS, Dan Secord, of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation  AND OJIBWAY STORYTELLER AARON BELL, for a […]