Discover Stories, Music And Culture This Fall

Hear enthralling stories from around the world, find out what inspires authors to write, discover drawing tips from illustrators, and tap your feet to tales through music. It all happens this fall as we celebrate stories with authors from the east and west coast, as well as many local talented presenters.

Neil Pasricha Web ImageNeil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of “The Book of Awesome”, will be on hand with his stunning new children’s book, “Awesome is Everywhere”. Sheree Fitch, Canada’s female Dr. Seuss, is a wonderful new addition to Telling Tales with well-known titles for our younger audience and tweens. Canada’s bestselling Aboriginal author David Bouchard will share his passion for stories and Aboriginal culture.

We’re also bringing back some fan favourites. Author and illustrator Werner Zimmermann returns with his fun interactive stories, and Richard Scrimger is a hilarious author with an incredible ability to catch the attention of teens and tweens.

Fitch_April 30, 2015This year’s presenters will inspire kids to let their imaginations soar by delighting beginning readers, avid readers, and even reluctant readers. Catch presentations from over 25 Canadian authors, illustrators, musicians and storytellers.

Here’s the full 2015 Telling Tales Festival presenter line-up:

Gary Barwin

Robert Blunsdon

David Bouchard

Lance Darren Cole

Creative Theatre Company

Lisa Dalrymple

Sheree Fitch

Alma Fullerton

Hamilton Children’s Choir

Hamilton Youth Poets

Carol-Ann Hoyte

HPL Puppeteers

Jude Johnson

Jess Keating

Wesley King

Lynne Kittredge-Fox

Adrienne Kress

Monica Kulling

Andrew Larsen

JonArno Lawson

John Lukasik

Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Gillian O’Reilly

Pan Piper

Neil Pasricha

Richard Scrimger

Patricia Storms

TURKEY Rhubarb

TVOKids’ Ranger Kara

Werner Zimmermann

TVOKids_TheReadingRangers2014_Kar_01_321“We have an all-star line-up that’s sure to please everyone,” explains Susan Jasper, Telling Tales Festival Chair & Founder. “New this year we are thrilled to have TVOKids presenting our Music Stage which will be emceed by Ranger Kara.”

We’re also very honoured that Hamilton Best Start have chosen to celebrate their 10th Birthday Party with us. As the Festival expands its reach, we are building and establishing new community partnerships to help achieve our goal of encouraging families to share stories and promote a life-long love of reading.”

The 7th Annual Telling Tales Festival takes place on Sunday, September 20th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton, Ontario. Admission is free. There is free parking at the Rockton Fairgrounds and our free shuttle service will bring you right to the Festival. Please note: there is no parking at Westfield during the Festival. Visitors are welcome to bring their children in strollers and are reminded to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas to join in the fun – rain or shine!