Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

Connecting Through Storytelling

Learn the art of storytelling and become a storyteller yourself. This online experience will be celebrated with performances, instruction, and the chance to submit your own storytelling video.

How to Participate

Funded by Friends of Storytelling of Tampa-Hillsborough County.

Get storytelling tips and tricks with our Story School playlist.

Online Events

Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival: Opening Session

Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Calling all future storytellers! This session will include information for parents and their kids to learn storytelling and how to be a part of the online Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival.

Funded by the Friends of Storytelling of Tampa-Hillsborough County.

Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival: Storytelling 101

Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about how to prepare for and participate in the festival, including some of the building blocks for becoming a storyteller.

Funded by the Friends of Storytelling of Tampa-Hillsborough County.

Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival: Next Steps

Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Hello future storytellers! Attend this session for guidance, tips, and final consideration for participating in this year's festival.

Funded by the Friends of Storytelling of Tampa-Hillsborough County.

Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival: Online Festival Celebration

Friday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us to commemorate the tales and experiences from this year’s storytellers. There will be recognition for participant contributions and special performances. Recommended for all ages.

Funded by the Friends of Storytelling of Tampa-Hillsborough County.

Great Tales for Storytelling

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”