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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    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:

    A gathering of hundreds of artists …

    The culminating Festival in April features hundreds of storytellers of all ages telling in the traditional style of storytelling and a host of other art forms used in storytelling. Balladeers, dancers, puppeteers, mimes, actors and costumed storybook characters are just a few of the diverse local artists who combine their art with storytelling at 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!

    hourglass311 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