Tampa/Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

2020 Featured Teller: Orisirisi African Folklore

Your Donations Help Support this Festival

Storytelling enhances a child’s reading and comprehension abilities as well as develops a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem. With your donations we can continue to touch children’s lives through storytelling. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the Library and mailed to:

Jason Rogers
c/o Tampa-Hillsborough County Library
102 E. 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
info@tampastory.org
813-204-2659

For more information, please contact (813) 273-3764 or 813-273-3764 or e-mail us at info@tampastory.org. Thank you for your support!

Gifts to the Friends of the Library on behalf of the Storytelling Festival are tax-deductible as allowed by law and will be acknowledged in writing. Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. is an approved non-profit organization under IRS Chapter 501(c)(3) and is registered with the Florida Department of Consumer Affairs. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state 1-800-435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State.

Contact Us

Jason Rogers
c/o Tampa-Hillsborough County Library
102 E. 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
info@tampastory.org
813-204-2659

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.

See a Map


Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, Home of the 40th Annual Hillsborough County-Tampa Storytelling Festival: 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

Countdown!

hourglass59 days and counting until the 40th 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