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Max Tell is the pseudonym for international children's writer, storyteller, singer, and songwriter, Robert Stelmach. His storytelling magic, which covers a 25 year career, has brought smiles to the faces of children around the world. His tours and performances in Asia and North America have brought grins to many young faces including the mentally challenged, the blind, and the deaf. When asked about the inspiration for his work, Tell replied, "I believe that well crafted stories, songs, and poems empower young people. They teach them about themselves, their family, their friends, their neighbors and the world they live in. They also teach all of us how to live, how to love, even how to forgive." With 5 Asian tours to his credit, Max has been dubbed "The International Troubadour" by the Vancouver International Children's Festival. In 1994, on his longest tour (98 shows in three months) Max was invited to the Philippines to give a command performance in Manila's famous Rizal Park Amphitheatre. In the fall of 2009, Max is scheduled for a three week tour of Brazil. Tell has produced 4 entertaining story and music CD's: a Fist of Bees; The Land of Graws; Dragon with a Flagon and Little Johnny Small and Other Stories. The latter is available in English only or with Spanish translations. His fifth CD (a music and song CD) is scheduled to be available later this year. He has also written and produced 7 successful plays. Max is not only a writer and performer but an educator as well. He has over 650 hours of experience conducting inspirational workshops in creative writing and performance for young people and their teachers in schools and at teacher's conferences from Alberta to Singapore. Max Tell Biography Max Tell is an accomplished Children's storyteller and entertainer. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre. He was inspired to tell stories by Canada's best loved author, the late W.O. Mitchell, when studying creative writing under the great writer at the Banff School of Fine Art in 1978. As a writer, Max has written successful stories, songs, poems, and plays. One of his most recent stories, Fiezo, the Book Burrow was Runner-up in the 2007 Writing for Children competition sponsored by the Writers' Union of Canada. One of his plays Wild Rose and Half Step was nominated for a Jesse Richardson Theatre Award for Best Children's Play of the Year in 1991. He currently lives in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada with his wife Estelle. More information on Max Tell can be obtained by going to his website at www. Maxtell. Ca.