August 30, 2013

Telling Tales: A Family Festival of Stories (Ontario)


Sunday, September 15, 2013 
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Gates open at 9:30 a.m.))
Westfield Heritage Village 
Rockton, Ontario
(see details at the Telling Tales website)


Telling Tales, a free literacy event celebrating stories, is scheduled to bring the joy of storytelling, music, puppetry, and theatre to young readers for its 5th year.  Held at Westfield Heritage Village, with over 35 historic buildings on 324 acres, Telling Tales provides patrons with the opportunity to  
experience a day free of computers, internet and TV – where we return to the simple and important things in life: Storytelling, Listening, Learning, Community, Laughter, Family and Friends. (Retrieved from http://tellingtales.org/festival-info/who-what-where/)
Check out this list of wonderful authors, illustrators, musicians, storytellers, and puppeteers who will be attending:


Robin Baird Lewis - Illustrator
  • Red is Best by Kathy Stinson (Annick, 1992)
  • Who is Sleeping in Aunty's Bed? by Kathy Stinson (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1991)






Marie-Louise Gay - Author/illustrator

  • Read Me A Story, Stella (Groundwood, 2013)  
  • Stella! A Treasury (Groundwood, 2012) 
  • Stella, Star of the Sea (Groundwood, 2010) 
  • Stella, Queen of the Snow (Groundwood, 2010) 
  • When Stella Was Very, Very Small (Groundwood, 2011) 
  • Stella, Princess of the Sky (Groundwood, 2010)




Lynne Kittredge-Fox - Author
  • The Mighty Moon King (2011)
  • Meatball Love and the Spaghetti Tree (2012)
  • The Jungle Valley Jamboree (2012)






Andrew Larsen - Author
  • In the Tree House (Kids Can Press, 2013)
  • Bye Bye Butterflies! (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012)
  • The Imaginary Garden (Kids Can Press, 2009)
 
Loris Lesynski - Author/Poet
  • Boy Soup (Annick 1996)


      Joanne Levy - Author

      • Small Medium at Large (Bloomsbury, 2012)










      Evan Munday -Author
      • Dial M for Morna (ECW Press, 2013) 
      • Dead Kid Detective Agency (ECW Press, 2011)


          Gillian O'Reilly - Author

          • The Great Number Rumble: The Story of Math in Surprising Places (Annick, 2007)
          • Slangalicious: Where We Got that Crazy Lingo (Annick, 2004)




          Kenneth Oppel - Author

          • This Dark Endeavour (HarperCollins, 2011)
          • Such Wicked Intent (HarperCollins, 2012)
          • Half Brother (HarperCollins, 2010)
          • Airborn (HarperCollins, 2004)
          • Skybreaker (HarperCollins, 2005) 
          • Starclimber (HarperCollins, 2008)




          Itah Sadu - Author
          • Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room (Firefly, 1996)

          Ken Setterington
          - Author
          • Clever Katarina (Tundra, 2006)




          Jocelyn Shipley - Author

          • How to Tend a Grave (Great Plains Teen Fiction, 2012)










          Kevin Sylvester - Author/Illustrator

          • Neil Flambé and the Crusader’s Curse (Simon & Schuster, 2012)
          • Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction (Simon & Schuster, 2010)
          • Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders (Simon & Schuster, 2010)
          • Splinters (Tundra, 2010)
          • Game Day (Annick, 2010)
          • Gold Medal for Weird (Kids Can Press, 2007)




          Meg Tilley - Author

          • A Taste of Heaven (Puffin, 2013)
          • Gemma (St. Martin's Griffin, 2010)
          • Porcupine (Tundra, 2007)







          Vikki VanSickle - Author

          • Summer Days, Starry Nights (Scholastic Canada, 2013) 
          • Days That End in Y (Scholastic Canada, 2013) 
          • Love is a Four-Letter Word (Scholastic Canada,  2011) 
          • Words that Start with B (Scholastic Canada, 2010)





          Eric Walters - Author
          • Just Deserts (Penguin, 2011)
          • Power Play (HarperCollins, 2012)
          • Tagged (Orca, 2012)
          • End of Days (Doubleday, 2011)






          Other performers, including musicians, storytellers and puppeteers include:
          • Robert Blunsdon
          • An Instrument for Every Child
          • Jude Johnson
          • TURKEY Rhubarb
          • Abigail Richardson-Schulte
          • Wildflower Singers Drumming Circle
          • Hamilton Public Library Puppeteers and Storytellers
          • Creative Theatre Company
          • John Lukasik
          • Studio Babette Puppet Theatre

          Telling Tales Festival has a great YouTube channel with lots of videos about the authors, illustrators and other presenters coming this year.  It is at http://www.youtube.com/user/TellingTalesFestival

          See the details of locations and time here at Festival Schedule 2013

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