44th Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival

Adventure Into the World of Stories

Register to join us!

Learn the art of storytelling and become a storyteller yourself! This year, we will have a hybrid festival with in-person workshops and mini-festivals, culminating in an online festival featuring Bill Harley, a nationally known, Grammy-winning storyteller, on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024, at 6 pm.

Join us for live workshops in the libraries starting in January, or use the online “Story School” to learn the art of storytelling with performances, instruction, and the opportunity to submit your storytelling video.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc., and the Hillsborough County Public Schools.


44th Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival - Online Event

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This 44th Storytelling Festival will be online this year featuring ambassador youth storytellers, adult storytellers and nationally known, Grammy winning storyteller Bill Harley. This event will also introduce our festival quality storytellers' videos on the library’s YouTube channel.

Festival Program

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.

Great Tales for Storytelling