Telling Tales is Going Virtual!

HAMILTON, ON – June 1, 2020

Stories connect us, now more than ever. Over the last few months we have been physically distancing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be taken away on a journey to far off lands, share a laugh or discover new loves. A story is something to be shared, a companion when we are alone and a bond as we read together.

This year with physical distancing guidelines in place, Telling Tales has made the decision to bring the festival online with an amazing line up of authors, illustrators, performers and storytellers. The team at Telling Tales are working hard behind the scenes to create a dynamic and interactive schedule that you will be able to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Connecting you with literary artists from across Canada and further abroad is what they love to do.

We are so excited to have the opportunity to bring Telling Tales to not only our local community, but to all of Canada and the world,” says Susan Jasper, Executive Director of Telling Tales. “We love that bringing our festival online allows us the opportunity to reach more children and families and share the gift of stories that connect us.”

The festival will be kicking things off with the popular Celebrating Graphic Novels event from June 10-12, 2020. Telling Tales in partnership with the Hamilton Public Library and the Hamilton-Wentworth District Catholic and Public School Boards will be presenting the first of many virtual events. Grab your pen, paper and get your imagination ready….

Join Kevin Sylvester, Tory Woollcott and Sylv Chiang for Celebrating Graphic Novels. Each of these presenters will be leading an interactive online workshop focusing on different aspects of the creative process. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance via the Telling Tales website and the presenters will do their best to answer as many as they can during the event.

I think the thing that makes celebrating graphic novels such a great and important event is that it encourages creativity in a really fun way!” raves presenter, Tory Woollcott, “It lets young people play with their creativity, and learn different ways to access literature and art”

Be sure to keep any eye out for more details and schedules for the virtual Telling Tales Main Event, Nature Tales and Telling Tales @Home coming this fall.

In the meantime, be sure to visit the Telling Tales website to see the 2020-21 Reading List, learn more about their new Creativity Club , participate in contests and so much more!

For more information, interview or photos please contact:

Linda Cvetanovic
Telling Tales

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Telling Tales is a Canadian, not-for-profit organization committed to delivering outstanding literary programming for children and youth that raises awareness of the importance of literacy in our communities.