An afternoon for teen readers

Sunday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hamilton Public Library, Central Library, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton

Teen Tales is the second day of the Telling Tales Festival. It’s an afternoon of inspiring presentations and creative writing workshops designed just for teens.



Vikki VanSickle
2:00-2:30, Hamilton Room
Join Vikki as she presents 2018 Red Maple Award winner The Winnowing. Vikki will talk about publishing, story creation, and how a near-brush with X-Files fame inspired The Winnowing.

Hamilton Youth Poets_April 30, 2015

Hamilton Youth Poets
2:40-3:10, Hamilton Room
Join the Hamilton Youth Poets for a hands-on spoken word poetry workshop. Be inspired to express your own personal stories through spoken word poetry.

Heather Smith Agony of Bun

Heather Smith 
2:40-3:10, 4th Floor
Join Heather as she presents The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, a heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty and discovery, about a girl who ultimately finds a home in the most unlikely of places. Heather will also share her journey as a reluctant reader turned author and will talk about beginnings, both in literature and in life. Heather’s presentation will end with a Q&A.


Richard Scrimger
3:20-3:50, Hamilton Room
Join Richard as he presents from his latest novels Weerdest Day Ever, Lucky Jonah and Downside Up, which feature a magic camera, an upside-down world and the back of Laura Secord’s cow.


Melanie Florence
3:20-3:50, 4th Floor
Join Melanie as she talks about the importance of storytelling and traditional storytelling. She will discuss her novels: He Who Dreams, The Missing and Rez Runaway.

Free admission