2012 Telling Tales: A Festival of Stories

This year, the 4th annual Telling Tales: A Family Festival of Stories is being held on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Westfield Heritage Village. Gates open at 9:30am and the festival ends around 4:00pm. Parents, grandparents, educators, aspiring writers and illustrators, established writers and illustrators, storytellers, musicians, literacy champions, history buffs, and lovers of stories will enjoy Telling Tales!

Westfield Heritage Village
Rockton, ON L0R 1X0

Free parking available only at the Rockton Fairgrounds with complimentary shuttle service to Westfiled Heritage Village.

Don’t forget to meet our authors at the festival this year:

Mr. Zinger’s Hat
Written by Cary Fagan
Where: One Room School House
When: 11:30-12:00 p.m.
Cary Fagan is the award-winning author of several young adult novels and picture books. This wonderful new story is about stories, and story-telling, and is sure to enchant and instruct children at home and at school for years to come.

Ones and Twos
Written and illustrated by Marthe Jocelyn

Where: One Room School House
When: 12:30-1:00 p.m and 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Marthe Jocelyn’s ability to present important-to-learn concepts to the very young has garnered accolades from around the world. Each brightly illustrated page invites children to identify familiar objects ranging from kites to socks, from one nest to the two birds sitting in it. Ones and Twos gives little toddlers and their caregivers much to discuss and to enjoy together, and it introduces an exciting new creative team.

Me & Death: An Afterlife Adventure
Written by Richard Scrimger

Where: Jerseyville Railway Station
When: 11:45-12:15 p.m.
Where: Bandstand
When: 1:15-1:45 p.m.
Fresh from having stolen a piece of fruit and taunting the grocer, Jim, a fourteen-year-old wannabe gangster, bully, and car thief, is run over by a car. What follows is a hilarious, bleak, and ultimately hopeful visit to the afterworld, courtesy of Richard Scrimger, one of the country’s finest writers.

Becoming Holmes: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Final Case
Written by Shane Peacock

Where: Jerseyville Railway Station
When: 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Where: Bandstand
When: 2:15-2:45 p.m.
Becoming Sherlock is the final book in Shane Peacock’s award-winning Boy Sherlock Holmes series, combining brilliant storytelling with fascinating historical detail, and a mystery worthy of one of the greatest sleuths in English literature.

There’s more information about the festival on the website and downloadable program. See you there!

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