Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

2020 Featured Teller: Orisirisi African Folklore

    The 40th Annual Storytelling Festival!
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    The culminating festival will be held April 25th-26th, 2020, 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 (Orisirisi African Folklore), 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

    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:

    We wrote the book on storytelling …

    The Festival Committee created a manual for teaching storytelling. This manual guides teachers (who often are novice tellers) step by step through the process of turning shy and awkward children into Festival Quality Storytellers who can confidently stand in front of an audience and share a story. Additionally, the manual was designed to be helpful for enhancing the school curriculum with storytelling, even if a teacher is not planning to participate in the Festival.

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    Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Home of the 40th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival: 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

    Countdown!

    hourglass220 days and counting until the 40th 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