Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

2018 Featured Teller: Pat Nease
Goals and Objectives

Goals and Objectives

  • To renew and promote the art of storytelling for children and adults.
  • To introduce some of the best stories in the oral tradition to children and adults.
  • To develop self-confidence and public speaking skills in children.
  • To involve special populations such as the elderly, the handicapped, speakers of English as a second language, and black communities in the renewal of this art.
  • To better prepare children for participation in the art by providing in-service training in the art of storytelling for recreation leaders, librarians, and teachers.
  • To bring to the Tampa area a festival introducing folk tradition as presented through the telling and hearing of good stories; using the local talent of Hillsborough County.

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38th Festival Flyer

38th Festival Flyer

Contact Us

M. Falvey
c/o Tampa-Hillsborough County Library
102 E. 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
info@tampastory.org
813-204-2659

What the Festival contributes:

Highlighting the importance of storytelling …

All year, storytellers from the Festival, both adults and exceptional quality student storytellers (the Ambassador Club), are featured at community events at malls, festivals and other locations. Their participation in these events has helped emphasize the importance of storytelling as a vehicle both for communicating literature and human values and for providing family entertainment that promotes interaction between people of all ages.

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Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Home of the 39th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival: 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

Countdown!

hourglass-214 days and counting until the 39th 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