Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

2018 Featured Teller: Pat Nease

  • August 23, 20182019 Featured Teller: Pat Nease

    2019 Featured Teller: Pat Nease

    Past president of the Florida Storytelling Association, Pat is a four-time winner of Florida’s Liars Contests. Despite her enlarged funny..

  • Be a Storytelling Festival Volunteer

    Be a Storytelling Festival Volunteer

    The festival needs you! Volunteer online today to be a part of the Festival Weekend.

    Register Youth Tellers Online

    Register Youth Tellers Online

    Teachers and evaluators—now you can register your youth tellers online with our easy form. Of course, you can still download printable..

    The 39th Annual Storytelling Festival!
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    The culminating festival will be held April 13th, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, located at 1505 Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602 .

    The festival is FREE and open to the public.

    In addition to this year’s Featured Storyteller (Pat Nease0, the festival also presents hundreds of school-aged Festival Quality Storytellers, regional storytellers of all ages, balladeers, puppets, storybook characters, and much much more!

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    38th Festival Flyer

    38th Festival Flyer

    Contact Us

    M. Falvey
    c/o Tampa-Hillsborough County Library
    102 E. 7th Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33602
    info@tampastory.org
    813-204-2659

    What the Festival contributes:

    Serving all ages, cultures …

    People from all cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds attend the Storytelling Festival. They range in ages from babes in arms to octogenarians. In 1980, the first year of the festival, the audience totaled 1,000 people. Throughout the year of 2005 over 19,000 people attended storytelling events produced by over 30 professional and semi-professional tellers.

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    Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Home of the 39th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival: 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

    Countdown!

    hourglass-183 days and counting until the 39th Annual Storytelling Festival is here!

    What they’re saying:

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    “This [Festival] is a wonderful opportunity to see and hear storytelling at its best by some terrific young talent. Great job Storytellers!”

    — Deanna Long, Festival Attendee

    In Memory

    Virginia RiversThe Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival is dedicated to the memory of Virginia Rivers