Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

2018 Featured Teller: Kuniko Yamamoto
Spotlight your festival-quality storytellers!

Spotlight your festival-quality storytellers!

Let your Festival Quality Storytellers know you are proud of them and give them opportunities to continue to polish their stories before they appear at the Festival. A few suggestions (we’re sure you can think of more):

  • Feature them telling their stories on your school’s morning show.
  • List their names on the marquee outside the school.
  • List their names in the school or PTA newsletter (and make sure you include information on the Festival so everyone can be there to cheer them on!).
  • Let students tell their stories to other classes.
  • Take a group to tell at a preschool or nursing home.
  • Feature them in a school mini-festival.


38th Festival Flyer

38th Festival Flyer

Contact Us

M. Falvey
c/o Tampa-Hillsborough County Library
102 E. 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

What the Festival contributes:

A gathering of hundreds of artists …

The culminating Festival in April features hundreds of storytellers of all ages telling in the traditional style of storytelling and a host of other art forms used in storytelling. Balladeers, dancers, puppeteers, mimes, actors and costumed storybook characters are just a few of the diverse local artists who combine their art with storytelling at the Festival.

See a Map

Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Home of the 38th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival: 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602


hourglass34 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!”

— Deanna Long, Festival Attendee

In Memory

Virginia RiversThe Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival is dedicated to the memory of Virginia Rivers