The popular Children’s’ literacy series, Telling Tales returns to a live and in-person festival with 2 of programming, 5 stages featuring authors, illustrators, and storytellers, and over 40 presenters representing the best in Canadian children’s literature and arts.
In addition to the in-person festival, Telling Tales will continue to offer virtual programming. Both Celebrating Graphics Novels and the Imagination Station series will feature virtual interactive presentations.
The new home for the Telling Tales Festival is Hendrie Park at Royal Botanical Gardens.
“We can’t wait to see everyone again and connect in person,” says Susan Jasper, Telling Tales Executive Director. “What could be better than celebrating stories, nature and art together in an enchanting rose garden?”
The season launches June 15 with Celebrating Graphic Novels. This event features two of Canada’s favourite graphic novelists, Johnnie Christmas and Mélanie Watt who will be joined by host Kevin Sylvester for a live and interactive virtual presentation.
The event continues with the Telling Tales Festival on September 24 & 25, headlined by author and Governor General’s award winner, Lawrence Hill. Hill will be presenting his first novel for young people, Beatrice and Croc Harry.
The festival boasts 5 stages with programming for all ages.
The Nature Tales zone, located near Aquagraphie Variation 2, will feature a variety of nature-themed presentations and activities, including author readings, science activities, and storytellers. Activities are designed to introduce visitors to the many thought-provoking pieces that comprise the Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection at Hendrie Park.
For more information, visit Tellingtales.org.