Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

Featured Teller
  • June 15, 20162017 Featured Teller: Christopher Agostino

    2017 Featured Teller: Christopher Agostino

    Christopher Agostino has enjoyed a 30 year adventure in theater, storytelling, facepainting and bodypainting as chronicled in his book..

  • September 7, 2015Be 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.

  • September 7, 2015Register 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..

  • 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..

    The 37th Annual Storytelling Festival! germanlibrary

    The culminating festival will be held April 22nd, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 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 Christopher Agostino , the festival also presents hundreds of school-aged Festival Quality Storytellers, regional storytellers of all ages, balladeers, puppets, storybook characters, and much much more!

    WORKSHOPS & EVENTS Upcoming events

    Contact Us

    M. Falvey
    c/o Tampa-Hillsborough County Library
    900 N Ashley Drive
    Tampa, FL 33602

    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.

    See a Map

    Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Home of the 37th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival: 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602


    hourglass176 days and counting until the 37th Annual Storytelling Festival is here!

    What they’re saying:


    “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