Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

2018 Featured Teller: Kuniko Yamamoto
Our Mission

Our Mission

The Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival engages people of all ages in the enjoyable pursuit of literature and nurtures the preservation of the oral tradition of storytelling. The Festival provides an opportunity for inter-generational, multi-cultural interaction through story and exposure to nationally renown storytellers. Both children and adults receive training and actively participate in the ancient art of storytelling.

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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:

Serving all ages, cultures …

People from all cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds attend the Storytelling Festival. They range in ages from babes in arms to octogenarians. In 1980, the first year of the festival, the audience totaled 1,000 people. Throughout the year of 2005 over 19,000 people attended storytelling events produced by over 30 professional and semi-professional tellers.

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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

Countdown!

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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