Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

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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.

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Contact Us

M. Falvey
c/o Tampa-Hillsborough County Library
900 N Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
info@tampastory.org
813-273-3764

What the Festival contributes:

Showcasing storytelling for diverse audiences

A storyteller who tells using American Sign Language has been added to the roster of professional tellers at the culminating Festival. This service to the hearing impaired community also raises awareness of storytelling’s many faces.Bilingual Spanish storytelling has been an integral part of the Festival for many years. In 1998 the Festival opened a multilingual storytelling area. Stories in Spanish and English, French and English, African languages and English, American Sign Language and English were featured in this area. In the spring the City of Tampa Parks & Recreation Department sponsors a weekly Friday night concert. The national teller is highlighted during the concert on the Friday night before the Festival. Thus the Festival is promoted in a very active and entertaining way to music concert-goers who may not hear of the Festival otherwise.

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Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Home of the 37th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival: 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

Countdown!

hourglass-34 days and counting until the 37th 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