*Submissions are now closed. Our Selection Committee is busy reviewing the proposals and will be notifying successful presenters by March 2017*

The 9th Annual Telling Tales Family Festival of Stories is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September, 17, 2017, at the picturesque Westfield Heritage Village situated just west of Hamilton in Rockton, Ontario.

We anticipate more than 7,000 guests will join us.

As with past festivals, we will showcase over 20 of Canada’s leading children’s authors, illustrators, storytellers and musicians. The Telling Tales Selection Committee is eager to hear your ideas. First and foremost, we must know that the presenter has proven presentation skills. To support this please provide supporting material such as YouTube links or testimonials. Please also include the following information:

  • Presenter’s biographical information including awards

  • Presenter’s website

  • Publishing history, including forthcoming titles, with relevant information about key works

  • Publisher’s marketing plans

  • Target audience – age, gender, cultural appeal

  • Presentation style – interactive, use of musical instruments, illustrations, etc. Please note that PowerPoints are not permitted

Submissions will be accepted beginning October 1, 2016 until December 30, 2016 at selectioncommittee@tellingtales.org. Printed material and sample copies may be sent to:

Telling Tales Selection Committee

c/o Naomi Brun

Hamilton Public Library

55 York Boulevard, Box 2700

Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

We are aiming to have the 2017 line-up confirmed in March at which point we will ramp up our marketing efforts including an extensive social media plan that has been designed to extend the festival experience before and long after the festival weekend.

Thank you in advance for helping us to make the 9th Annual Telling Tales Festival the best yet!