Texas Storytelling Festivals features three-and-half days of stories that will feed your mind, heart, and soul

Fostering an appreciation of storytelling as an oral tradition, performing art, and educational tool.


March 9-12, 2023


Denton Civic Center - 321 E. McKinney St. Denton, Tx 76201


Featured Tellers:

Sheila Arnold, from Virginia, depicts historical characters and presents Christian monologues along with a variety of stories and folktales. Elizabeth Ellis is a National Storytelling Festival favorite known for her memorable personal stories. Colin Urwin is an Irish teller sharing traditional Irish and Scottish folk tales and songs. Joe Hayes is a nationally recognized teller of Southwestern folktales from the Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures. Bernadette Nason, an English teller living in Texas, is known for her personal memoirs along with other stories and folktales.

Free Events
Thursday, March 9

Ghost Stories at 7:00 pm in the Civic Center (ASL interpreters)

Friday, March 10

Family Storytime at 11:00 am

Saturday, March 11

Youth Events from 9:45 am – 12:30 pm in the Emily Fowler Library
Story Slam at 10:00 am in the Denton Woman's Club Building
Poetry Slam at 11:15 am in the Denton Woman's Club Building
Young Adult Story Swap at 12:30 pm in the Denton Woman's Club Building

Sunday, March 12

Sacred Tales at 9:30 am in the Civic Center (ASL interpreters)

There will be American Sign Language interpreters in all evening storytelling events. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.