Telling Tales Year-Round Events

Community Events

Although it started as a festival, Telling Tales has evolved into a year-round reading campaign that supports and encourages literacy. As our year-round programming grows there are many opportunities for children and families to discover their reading superpowers. Telling Tales offers unique programming at a variety of events throughout the year.

We are always looking to expand our reach in the community. Please contact for more information or to discuss your event further.

Community Outreach Program

Throughout the year, Telling Tales works with local community programs to bring authors and children together for a fun and engaging event.

Upcoming Community Programs

Niwasa EarlyON Child & Family Centre

  • Lorrie Gallant
  • Grandmother Renee

Thank you to our Community Outreach Program Funders

School Literacy Events

When kids meet an author in real life, they suddenly realize they can be storytellers too! Bring this excitement into your school with a Family Literacy Night. Our school outreach programming includes inspirational author visits, a digital reading list sorted by age and topics, Kids’ Lit Quiz and engaging Family Literacy Events funded by school councils.

An increasing number of schools and school councils are hosting special Telling Tales Family Literacy events for the elementary, middle and high school. It’s a trend that we find very exciting.

For school events please contact our School Liaison, Laura Van Alphen, at

Host a telling Tales Author at your School!