31st Annual


March 10-13, 2016
Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., Denton TX



Thank you to our audience, our sponsors, the TSA staff, the press, local and state businesses who supported us, and our wonderful community in Denton, Texas!


A huge thanks goes out to artistic director Jay Stailey and managing director Kay Tobola for the incredible festival on March 10-13, 2016 at the Denton Civic Center in Denton, Texas. Also, a huge thank you to Reagin Hults for stepping in to help with the festival management. And of course, our heartfelt thanks to all of the many, many helping hands that make festival run smoothly.


32nd Annual Festival:

March 9-12, 2017


Clare Murphy • Dolores Hydock

Don White • Carolina Quiroga-Stultz


Interview with Clare Murphy

Festival by the numbers:

  • 53 different storytellers

  • 1762 attendees at concerts

  • 11 workshop presenters

  • 217 workshop participants

  • 16 labyrinth walkers

  • 5 guitar players (on stage)

  • 1 child liar

  • 60 consumers of Stone Soup

  • 3 award winners

  • 13 concert producers

  • 15 emcees

  • 61 kids at the Kid's Day activities

  • $1606.50 raised at the Silent Auction

  • Untold number of volunteers!

  • 1 very happy artistic director

View our Featured Storytellers and an Overview of the Festival here. Or would you like to see our 2016 festival program for our tellers, schedule, workshops, advertisers and more? Download the 2016 Festival Program


View the Highlights Slideshow here!


DTV Feature on Texas Storytelling Festival




City of Denton

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


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 Arts Guild of Denton, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment of the Arts, TSA members, and our business and community partners.