Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

Featured Teller
  • September 8, 20152016 Featured Teller: Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis

    2016 Featured Teller: Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis

    Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis is Executive Director and featured dancer with Louines Louinis Haitian Dance Theater, Inc. The Dance Company..

  • 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 36th Annual Storytelling Festival! germanlibrary

    The culminating festival will be held April 16th, 2016, 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 Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis, 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

    Tampa Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
    c/o City of Tampa Parks & Recreation
    3402 W. Columbus Dr.
    Tampa, FL 33607

    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 36th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival: 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602


    hourglass188 days and counting until the 36th 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