*Submissions for 2017 are now closed. Submissions for 2018 will begin October 2017.*

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

We showcased over 30 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 13, 2017 until December 30, 2017 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 2018 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 10th Annual Telling Tales Festival the best yet!