If all the world’s a stage, it’s going to be A World of Fun at the upcoming Telling Tales Festival.
A huge lineup of award-winning authors, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians will be in attenance at this year’s Telling Tales Festival. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the picturesque and historic Westfield Heritage Village in Rockton.
Beginning at 10 a.m. and running until 3 p.m., more than 20 outstanding writers, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians will be on stage to dazzle and delight. And it’s all absolutely free.
From the Bandstand, to the Jerseyville Railway Station, to the Summer Stage, to the Large Meadow, and many stages in between, the village will be alive with words and music.
From nine months to 90 years, there’s someone for everyone. This year organizers are especially delighted to have TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award nominees Shane Peacock and Deborah Ellis. It’s a gigantic buffet of Canada’s richest literary, artistic, and musical talent. Kids are encouraged to meet and chat with authors Erin Bow, Annika Dunklee, Deborah Ellis, Cary Fagan, Natalie Hyde, Marthe Jocelyn, Lynn Kittredge-Fox, Lesley Livingston, Norah McClintock, Ruth Ohi, Gillian O’Reilly, Richard Scrimger, Marsha Skrypuch, Ted Staunton, Kevin Sylvester and Vikki VanSickle, musicians Rob Blunsdon, Jude Johnson and Turkey Rhubarb and storytellers Rita Cox and Garry Sault.
There are also plenty of activities for younger children, even a puppet show!
And what better surroundings for a memorable family outing than acres of woodland, open green space, and a pioneer village with eight performance areas. The natural beauty of this outdoor event space cannot be beat .
Tellings Tales and its growing community of supporters’ efforts support literacy and foster a love of reading start even before the gates open. Shuttle buses are available from a variety of locations.
For more information, visit www.tellingtales.org.