Please complete this form if you are an author, illustrator, musician or storyteller. Selections will be made by late February, with invitations going out late-February to early-March. The new Telling Tales line-up will be launched May 1, 2019.

Applications will be accepted until December 30, 2018.

*Required fields

Presenter Information

Presenter First Name:*

Presenter Last Name:*

Email Address:*

Phone Number:*

Mailing Address:*



Postal Code:*

Applying to present as:*

If other, please specify:

Presenter Bio*

Tell us about yourself by including a short biography.

Presenter links

Please include links to your website and social media accounts. Links to book trailers and/or videos that show your presentation style are always helpful.







Presenter Photo*

Please UPLOAD a photo, preferably a head-and-shoulder image that we can use on our website, in the program, reading list and in other marketing materials. Photo should be a minimum 300 dpi, between 1-2MB.

Complete if you have an agent or publicist

Publicist First Name:

Publicist Last Name:


Email Address:

Phone Number:

Presentation Details

Presentation Format*

Presentation Target Audience Age*

Presentation Target Audience Size*

Presentation Language:*

If other, please specify:

Please provide a brief description of your presentation including the creative works that will be highlighted in the presentation.*

Please describe your presentation style.*

Featured Book Title




Publication Date: (yyyy - mm - dd)

If launching in 2019, list the date when books will be available:

Target Age Range:


Two Keyword Descriptors: (separated by comma)


Cover Art:

Please UPLOAD a high resolution image of the featured title. Image should be a minimum 300 dpi, between 1-2MB.

Provide any additional information about the featured title:

Please outline any significant marketing plans for the featured title including launches, book trailer, social media promotions, contesting, etc.

Would Telling Tales be the launch of this featured title?

What else would you like us to know about you and/or this title?

Community and School Programming

In addition to the Telling Tales Festival, there are opportunities for presenters to participate in a variety of Telling Tales community and school events throughout the year.

Would you be interested in participating in additional events throughout the year (between May 2019 until April 2020)?*

If yes, please indicate what seasons you are available to do additional presentations.

If yes, number of session you are available for.

Please feel free to provide comments about your availability for additional engagements:


Please provide print copies of your work for review by the Telling Tales Selection Committee before December 31, 2018.

Send print materials and sample copies to:
Telling Tales Selection Committee
c/o Naomi Brun
Hamilton Public Library
55 York Boulevard, Box 2700
Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4

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