Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

  • 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..

  • September 1, 2013Register 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..

  • August 19, 2013Featured Teller: Michael Parent

    Featured Teller: Michael Parent

    We are so pleased to announce internationally acclaimed, award-winning author, singer, and storyteller, Michael Parent, as our featured..

  • October 11, 2012Be 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.

    The 34th Annual Storytelling Festival!

    The culminating festival will be held April 26th, 2014, from 9am-4pm at its traditional Tampa home, Hillsborough High School. Enjoy the castle-like atmosphere and architecture of this beautiful, historic high school. Hillsborough High is located at 5000 N Central Ave. in Tampa. The festival is FREE and open to the public. In addition to this year's Featured Storyteller Michael Parent, 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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    Tampa Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
    c/o City of Tampa Parks & Recreation
    3402 W. Columbus Dr.
    Tampa, FL 33607

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    Hillsborough High School, Home of the 34th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival
    5000 N. Central Ave., Tampa FL 33603

    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.


    hourglass2 days and counting until the 34th 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