33rd Annual

Denton, Texas
March 8-11, 2018


The 33rd Annual Texas Storytelling Festival “Talk of the Town” will entertain and inspire and lift your appreciation for the places you have lived or dreamed of. Treat yourself to great stories from these beloved storytellers who bring their own local color with them: Adam Booth, Beth Horner, Laura Packer, and Tim Tingle


Location and Lodging


Registration / Tickets

Featured Storytellers


Master Class

For Kids

Concerts Schedule | Fringe Concert | Liars Contest | Rising Stars Concert

Story Store

Program Book Advertising


The Talespinner Party, Story Store, Concessions, and the Silent Auction are important fundraisers for the Tejas Storytelling Association.


The Talespinner Party is Saturday night. Join us for this lively gathering of storytellers and story lovers. TSA provides pre-dinner beer, wine, and appetizers.  Our caterer takes into consideration the needs of vegan and vegetarian diets, so be sure to identify your needs when you purchase your ticket with registration.

story storeOur Story Store features storytelling books, CDs, puppets and other items that storytellers love but cannot always find when we need them! Story Store is conveniently located in the Rotunda and is open before, after, and between concerts and mainstage events.


Concessions are sold in the Rotunda and you are welcome to snack as your heart and tummy desire. You may indulge in soft drinks, coffee, chips, granola bars, candy and fruit knowing that your purchase is helping TSA pursue its mission.

silent auctionThe Silent Auction runs from Friday morning until 7:30 pm on Saturday night. It features items donated by storytellers, festival participants and guests with new items being added as festival goers arrive, so check back regularly!  This year’s auction features a “Buy me now” table, just like eBay! Would you like to donate something to the silent auction or the “Buy me now” table? Please bring them to festival or contact TSA. Auction winners may pick up their items at intermission or after the Saturday evening concert.








City of Denton

Denton Benefit League Texas Commission on the Arts Greater Denton Arts Council


The Texas Storytelling Festival is made possible with the support of the City of Denton, the City of Denton Parks and Recreation Department, the Denton Benefit League, the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment of the Arts, TSA members, and our business and community partners.