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Telling Tales: “Twists and Turns – Secrets of Great Plots”

Event Date: Sep 23, 2020

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is excited to be partnering with Telling Tales.

Telling Tales Literacy Festival is a fun-filled family event that brings together the best in Canadian authors, illustrators, musicians and storytellers to inspire, engage, entertain and teach. This year, the Festival is doing all this virtually.

Staff and students will find something to capture their imagination and connect them to stories based on three current and relevant themes. The School Festival takes place on September 22, 23 and 24, and features a 30-minute presentation each day that includes interviews, performances and workshops tailored to different ages and interests.

Information on each sessions can be accessed through the Telling Tales website. The link will direct you to access a secure You Tube format that has been created specifically for this event. Presentations will be available any time after each day’s event has premiered.

The second school session, Twists and Turns – Secrets of Great Plots, brings together Kevin Sylvester (Moderator), Kenneth Oppel, Jonathan Auxier, Sylv Chiang, Hamilton Children’s Choir and Krista McNaughton for a panel discussion on the secret to a great plot. What makes for a really satisfying twist or turn? The bestselling experts will take students through the creative journeys that led to their latest hot-off-the-press books! Think about how this applies to music and improv. Students are invited to submit their best plot outlines to Telling Tales writing contest for a chance to win great prizes.

Geared to students, aged 8-12, “Twists and Turns – Secrets of Great Plots” will take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 11:00 to 11:30 am.

Click here to participate in the Festival Workshop.




Telling Tales: “Twists and Turns – Secrets of Great Plots”