c/o Tampa-Hillsborough County Library 102 E. 7th Avenue Tampa, FL 33602
What the Festival contributes:
Supporting youth storytellers …
The Festival placed storytelling resource book collections at all City and County Recreation Centers and Playgrounds. These books are used by the children to select suitable stories for telling. They are especially helpful for children who do not have a library within easy walking distance and who may have little or no book resources at home. (This also aids in the development of reading interest and literacy skills for these children.) There are collections of ready-to-tell stories appropriate for children in inner city settings who may have less “world experience” and coaching/support from parents.A professional storytelling coach visits recreation centers to help leaders and their young storytellers polish their storytelling performances. This teller helps the children better refine their performances and provides them with personal contact with a quality teller.
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Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Home of the 38th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival: 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
182 days and counting until the 38th 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!”
The Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival is dedicated to the memory of Virginia Rivers
This event is produced by the Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival Committee, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System, and the City of Tampa Recreation Department and Creative Arts Theater with support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County commissioners.