Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

2018 Featured Teller: Pat Nease
2019 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 bone, she manages to travel around the country entertaining listeners with her unique style, ready wit, original and personal stories and adaptations of old favorites. A retired educator, she believes storytelling is the most powerful tool in a teacher’s toolbox.

She is the recipient of the Florida Storytelling Association’s 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 National
Storytelling Networks’ Oracle Award, and FSA’s 2017 Ambassador of Storytelling Award. She is active with national,
state, and local storytelling organizations, spending her time presenting workshops, telling stories, and nurturing the joy of storytelling.

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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:

Getting the word out …

Information is distributed through the school system, city and county recreation centers, book stores, businesses, museums, and libraries, including the inner-city and rural areas of the county. Each school is sent materials encouraging the media specialist and teachers to introduce their students to the art of storytelling and to encourage them to participate in the Festival. Manuals and videos made available to teachers and others include lesson plans to enable them to easily include the art of storytelling in the curriculum.

The Festival uses this site to spread the word about storytelling and to share information with people in Hillsborough County and around the world.

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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!

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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