2020 Texas Storytelling Festival Afterglow

Many volunteer hours and extensive networking go into making this festival such a success. Thank you to our audience, our storytellers, our emcees, our moderators, our workshop presenters, our visual art guru, our fringe performers our facilitators, our volunteers, our sponsors, the TSA Board and Administrative Director, the press, local and state businesses who supported us, and our wonderful city and community in Denton, Texas for our 35th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival!

Thank you to our festival Artistic Co-Directors MaryAnn Blue and Toni Simmons for their creative vision of Tejas Live With 35!  Thanks to our festival Managing Co-Directors Elizabeth Ellis and Kanute Rarey for their time, dedication, energy, and extensive planning to organize a festival of this magnitude. We appreciate all four directors’ ability to “fly by the seat of their pants” in the ever-changing 48 hours of the festival from Thursday morning setup to Saturday morning strike. We could not have made the festival possible without your support.

And of course, our heartfelt thanks to all of the many, many helping hands that make the festival run smoothly. We can not do it without your support!

See Our Featured Storytellers and Festival Schedule from 2020:

2020 Featured Storytellers

2020 Festival Schedule

See our video:

The Denton Vibe with Diva Girl Ellie

Read the articles:

Denton County Magazine
March/April 2020 Issue, Page 14-15

North Texas Daily from the University of North Texas

Denton Record-Chronicle

Could not make the festival this year?

Here is our full program festival program in FULL COLOR for our tellers, schedule, workshops, advertisers and more. Download 2020 Festival Program Book

If you would like a copy of the 2020 festival program in print, email your request to tsa@tejasstorytelling.com with your name and address. 


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