About Joanna Williams

Joanna Williams is the Public Relations Manager at Telling Tales.
2608, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight

By |August 26th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Telling Tales is the story of volunteerism and community spirit
Our volunteers are amazing! They are dedicated and really love what they do.

We are so grateful to the over 25 volunteers who devote their time and energy all year long to organize, plan, promote and fundraise for the Festival; and we are so appreciative of the […]

2208, 2015

Win an author visit to your school!

By |August 22nd, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Enter the Telling Tales App Photo Contest
The top prize is an exclusive author visit! Be a literary hero at your school, plus, get a signed book by the presenting author!

Snap a picture in your favourite reading spot using the FrameIt! feature on the Telling Tales App. There are lots of amazing prizes to be won […]

1908, 2015

Terrific Tongue Twisters!

By |August 19th, 2015|Contests, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Enter the Sheree Fitch Tongue Twister Contest
Do you remember all of the fun poems and word rhymes you would repeat as a child? They can be tricky and trip up your tongue – but they are so much fun!

Sheree Fitch is fantastic with rhyming and word play – so tell us your favourite tongue twister. […]

1808, 2015

Presenting a Telling Tales Press Club Story for Horse Fans

By |August 18th, 2015|Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

We are excited to feature a special Telling Tales Press Club story from our latest Press Club member: Allison W., 9, from Hamilton. She loves horses! She wrote a tale about the adventures of a pony named Patch.

Just for entering her fantastic story, Allison earns an exclusive Telling Tales Press Badge, Souvenir Program and Telling […]

608, 2015

Helping adults with low literacy has a positive impact on future generations

By |August 6th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Helping adults with low literacy has a positive impact on future generations
We usually think of literacy meaning the ability to read and write, but it also includes math and computer skills. These are all important abilities people need in order to succeed in life.

When adults get a late start on their education and need some […]

308, 2015

Featuring a Telling Tales Press Club “under the sea” friendship story

By |August 3rd, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

We are thrilled to present a special Telling Tales Press Club entry!
We have a great entry by our newest Press Club member: Lauren W., 6, from Hamilton.
She wrote her own story about two friends, and even made her own illustrations. Fantastic job Lauren!
Just for entering this wonderful story she earns an exclusive Telling Tales Press […]

1807, 2015

Become a member of the Telling Tales Press Club!

By |July 18th, 2015|Blog, Contests, Featured, Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How would you like to see YOUR creation on OUR website?
We’re looking to showcase the work of talented elementary students. All you have to do is send us your writing or drawings, and we’ll feature them on our blog! If you know a student between the ages of six to 14, tell them about the […]

707, 2015

The Telling Tales Bookmark Contest is Back!

By |July 7th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Design your very own bookmark
Be creative! Be colourful!
Show us why you and your family love to read.
Enter this fabulous contest to win great prizes.
Who can enter?
The contest is open to children from 3 to 14 years old. There are eight prizes to be handed out in total! Two prizes will be given out in each […]

207, 2015

Read on this Summer!

By |July 2nd, 2015|Blog, Early Literacy, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Let your imagination soar with this delightful book selection
Enjoy stories from authors and illustrators that will be presenting at the Telling Tales Festival. Over the summer catch up on some great books; then meet the author in person this fall!

There are lots of books to choose from – and for all age groups. So whether […]

2706, 2015

Be an Ambassador

By |June 27th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

Help support the Telling Tales Festival
Do you love Telling Tales? Want to help us out, but you’re not sure how?
Help us to spread the word about our wonderful Festival, and in turn help to encourage a love of reading for children of all ages.
Check out our new Social Media Ambassador Toolkit!
Every little bit helps
We share […]

806, 2015

Join us in the Large Meadow

By |June 8th, 2015|Blog, Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Become an exhibitor at the 2015 Telling Tales Festival
Here’s your opportunity to reach families and show your community support for local literacy. We’re looking for local businesses that want to reach Hamilton and area families. In 2014 Telling Tales enjoyed record attendance by welcoming more than 7,000 guests!
This is a great venue to promote your […]

2005, 2015

Presenters Across Canada Join Telling Tales 2015

By |May 20th, 2015|Latest News, Latest News, Literacy|0 Comments

1504, 2015

Wish there was more “Alligator Pie”?

By |April 15th, 2015|Early Literacy|0 Comments

1103, 2015

A Board Book For Every Baby

By |March 11th, 2015|Early Literacy|0 Comments

Did you know that babies in the womb can hear their mothers’ voices?
So reading to your child should begin even before they are born! There are many positive developmental benefits to beginning literacy in early childhood. That’s why it’s so important to give babies board books, even in their first year. “It’s getting them familiar […]

2101, 2015

Celebrate Family Literacy Day!

By |January 21st, 2015|Contests, Literacy|0 Comments

Family Literacy Day is Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Help us celebrate the joy of reading with a few exclusive promotions!
Win a Signed Book!
Win your very own copy of Dennis Lee’s “Alligator Pie”, Lesley Livingston’s “Starling”, or Ruth Ohi’s “Shh! My Brother’s Napping”. The best part – all three books have been SIGNED by the authors!!

Dennis Lee […]

508, 2014

Dennis Lee Returns to the 6th Annual Telling Tales Festival

By |August 5th, 2014|Featured, Latest News|0 Comments

Celebrated Canadian children’s author Dennis Lee returns to the Telling Tales Festival this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his classic book Alligator Pie. Lee will be joined by more than 20 of Canada’s best children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians who promise to entertain and delight over 7,000 children and their families.
“Dennis Lee […]

2107, 2014

Introducing the Telling Tales Press Club

By |July 21st, 2014|Latest News|0 Comments

We Want You To Write For Us!
Do you love writing? Do you want to see your byline online? Are you between the ages of 6 and 14?
Then the Telling Tales Press Club is meant for YOU!
Join the Telling Tales Press Club for your own exclusive Telling Tales Press Badge, and receive:

Souvenir Program and Telling Tales […]

306, 2014

Step Back in Time at Westfield Heritage Village

By |June 3rd, 2014|About the Venue, Latest News, Latest News, Our Story|0 Comments

A magical place where stories and history come alive!
An important part of Telling Tales’ success is due to our location. The Festival is held at the historic Westfield Heritage Village, a living history museum. This year marks the Village’s 50th anniversary! We want to congratulate Westfield and all their volunteers for the hard work they […]

612, 2012

Telling Tales Festival Raises Funds For Literacy

By |December 6th, 2012|Latest News|0 Comments

The Telling Tales Festival supports literacy initiatives in Hamilton through its fundraising efforts. This year, $10,000 will be divided between Early Literacy Hamilton Affiliated Services for Children and Youth for its Read to Your Baby program, the Hamilton Literacy Council and the Rotary Summer Literacy Program.

909, 2012

Telling Tales Festival Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

By |September 9th, 2012|Latest News|0 Comments

HAMILTON, September 5, 2013: The Telling Tales Festival is thrilled to celebrate its fifth anniversary in less than two weeks and anticipates 7000 to attend. In addition to featuring many literary stars and fun activities for kids of all ages, the festival offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy Westfield’s beautiful pioneer village setting – with […]