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.

39th Festival Flyer

39th Annual Flyer

Contact Us

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

What the Festival contributes:

Reaching at risk students …

There are lots of smiling faces at the TAMPA-HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY STORYTELLING FESTIVAL. They’re young, old, and in-between. Family remembrances, old tales, and new adventures are shared and stored in memory to be brought out another day for new sharing. Youth storytellers bask in the limelight as their talents are recognized. Parents beam proudly on their prodigy. Families talk about ideas, insights and shared experiences. New skills for communicating and personal growth evolve and families strengthen their relationships and gain new respect for one another as they realize the joy of our common humanity.

See a Map


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

Countdown!

hourglass-6 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