43rd Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival
Learn the art of storytelling and become a storyteller yourself! This experience will be celebrated in-person with performances and entertainment for all ages.
This 43rd festival will return to a live experience with storytelling workshops in the libraries and schools, and a culminating festival on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Join us live or use the online "Story School" to learn the art of storytelling with performances, instruction, and the chance to submit your own storytelling video.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc., and the Hillsborough County Public Schools.
How to Participate
- Festival FAQ
Email Festival Contact
Ask about ways to become a better storyteller.
- Registration Form
- How to Record and Submit Your Story
- Storytelling Manual
- Storytelling Criteria
- Storytelling Checklist
Get storytelling tips and tricks with our Story School playlist.
View the Storytelling Festival 2023 entries.
Recording: Storytelling 101
Learn more about how to prepare for and participate in the festival, including some of the building blocks for becoming a storyteller.
43rd Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling FestivalSaturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library
This 43rd Storytelling Festival returns in-person with performances and entertainment for everyone. The Festival engages people of all ages in the enjoyable pursuit of literature and nurtures the preservation of the oral tradition of storytelling.
Great Tales for Storytelling
“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling..”