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:

County-wide mini-festivals each Spring …

In February and March, children tell their stories at a series of mini-festivals throughout the County. Those children who meet the Storytelling Committee’s criteria for outstanding storytelling are deemed to be Festival Quality Storytellers and are invited to be featured storytellers at the culminating Festival in April. All children who learn stories are awarded a certificate thanking them for promoting the art of storytelling. Those children who are Festival Quality Storytellers are featured at the Festival and awarded gift books and ribbons at that event (approximately 500 each year).

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!

hourglass220 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