Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

Featured Teller
  • October 3, 20142015 Featured Teller: Heather Forest

    2015 Featured Teller: Heather Forest

    Heather holds a Master’s Degree in Storytelling from East Tennessee State University and her PH D in Leadership and change from..

  • September 13, 2013Visit the HCPLC Storytelling Page

    Visit the HCPLC Storytelling Page

    Powerpoint presentations, handouts, checklists, booklists and more await you at the HCPLC's storytelling page. A must for teaching..

  • September 1, 2013Register 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..

  • October 11, 2012Be a Storytelling Festival Volunteer

    Be a Storytelling Festival Volunteer

    The festival needs you! Try out our new online volunteer registration form today to be a part of the Festival Weekend.

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    The 35th Annual Storytelling Festival!

    The culminating festival will be held April 18th, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at John F. Germany Library in Downtown Tampa, located at 900 N Ashley Drive. The festival is FREE and open to the public. In addition to this year's Featured Storyteller Heather Forest, 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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    Contact Us

    Tampa Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
    c/o City of Tampa Parks & Recreation
    3402 W. Columbus Dr.
    Tampa, FL 33607
    info@tampastory.org
    813-931-2166

    What the Festival contributes:

    Supporting youth storytellers …

    The Festival placed storytelling resource book collections at all City and County Recreation Centers and Playgrounds. These books are used by the children to select suitable stories for telling. They are especially helpful for children who do not have a library within easy walking distance and who may have little or no book resources at home. (This also aids in the development of reading interest and literacy skills for these children.) There are collections of ready-to-tell stories appropriate for children in inner city settings who may have less “world experience” and coaching/support from parents.A professional storytelling coach visits recreation centers to help leaders and their young storytellers polish their storytelling performances. This teller helps the children better refine their performances and provides them with personal contact with a quality teller.

    See a Map

    John F. Germany Library, Home of the 35th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival
    900 N. Ashley St., Tampa FL 33603

    Countdown!

    hourglass46 days and counting until the 35th 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