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:

We wrote the book on storytelling …

The Festival Committee created a manual for teaching storytelling. This manual guides teachers (who often are novice tellers) step by step through the process of turning shy and awkward children into Festival Quality Storytellers who can confidently stand in front of an audience and share a story. Additionally, the manual was designed to be helpful for enhancing the school curriculum with storytelling, even if a teacher is not planning to participate in 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