Mark Your Calendars for the

39th annual Texas Storytelling Festival
March 7 – 10, 2024

Denton Civic Center  Denton, Texas

Personal Stories • Ghost Stories • Sacred Tales • Folktales • Liars Contest
Story and Poetry SLAMS • Story Swaps • Kids Activities • Music • Workshops


We want to thank our sponsors who made the 2023 Texas Storytelling Festival possible!

Platinum Level– Festival Sponsor $1,000 or more


Gold Level – Stage Sponsor $750 or $999

  • Recycled Books, Records, and Cd’s:, 200 N. Locust, Denton, TX 76201


Silver Level–Teller Sponsor- $500 – $749

  • Anonymous – In gratitude for all that Elizabeth Ellis has generously given to the Tejas Storytelling Association and the worldwide storytelling community.
  • Betsy Mosier
  • Reba and Granville Ott


Bronze Level – Program Sponsor $250 – $499

  • Chester and Velma Weems: Supporting Storytellers on both sides of the Red River.
  • Dallas Storytelling Guild
  • DATCU Credit Union: DATCU is a full-service financial institution serving Denton, Collin, Dallas, Tarrant, along with 7 other counties
  • David Claunch: Thank you for allowing me to serve as your TSA Board President. Y’all are the GREATEST!!
  • Rick Davis and Gary Lazaron
  • Tim Couch


Copper Level – Sponsor $100 – $249

  • Sandra Aguirre: Magana Yo Cuento Cuentos LLC
  • Michael Brundy: Dallas Storytelling Guild and North 40 Storytelling Guild
  • Scott and Maria Bumgardner
  • Peggy Capps
  • Stephany Compton
  • Rosemary Czarski
  • Stephany Compton
  • Elizabeth Ellis: In honor of David Claunch and Brooks Myers
  • Dalton and Donna Gregory
  • Faye Hanson: In Memory of Howard Hanson
  • Peggy and Gene Helmick-Richardson
  • Mary Grace Ketner
  • Susan Lewis: In memory of my sweet sister Kate Lauder. She was a big part of the festival in Denton, and the festival was a big
  • Brooks Myers, Board Member
  • Patchouli Joe’s Books and Indulgences: 221 W Hickory St. Denton, TX
  • Ted Parkhurst, stoytelling advocate and book publisher
  • Jiaan Powers and Gary Patton
  • Jean Ellen Rogers
  • San Antonio Storytellers Association
  • Territory Tellers: Oklahoma’s state-wide storytelling association supporting storytelling on both sides
  • Ric Vice


Community Sponsor Level- $30 – $99

  • Connie Pottle
  • David Bowles
  • David King
  • Diana and Robin Bird
  • Diane Fallis
  • Eldrena Douma: In honor of my grandchildren
  • Fran Stallings: In honor of Skyteller Lynn Moroney, who founded Territory Tellers and Winter Tales, and inspired Texas to start a festival. Her stars shine though you can’t see them in daylight.
  • Florida Storytelling Festival, January 25-28, 2024,
  • Gail McMillan
  • Kanute and Kathy Rarey
  • Katie Goodroe: In memory of Robert Beekman
  • Ken Dickson: Let’s change the stories You are telling Yourself! Denton Professional Hypnosis
  • Kim Lehman
  • Linda Ford
  • Linda Quiles
  • Linda-Schuyler Ford: In honor of Dorothy Volz Ford, “The Story Lady of Sleepy Hollow”
  • Margaret Clauder: In honor of Sherry Brannon Chapman, my high school speech & drama teacher
  • MaryAnn Blue and David Coffman
  • Minetta Smith
  • Pam Pipkin
  • Raine Teller: Hashem’s House International
  • Regina Holmes
  • Scott and Deborah Wilder
  • Valerie Kimble: Go Territory Tellers!
  • Vivian Rutherford
  • Warren Holleman


In-Kind Supporters

  • City of Denton Parks and Recreation Department
  • Emily Fowler Library
  • Sign Language Interpreting Program: thank you Tarrant County College-Trinity River Campus, Sue Kuentz
  • Tejas Storytelling Association Volunteers
  • Tejas Association Board Members
  • Festival Committee Volunteers
    • Vivian Rutherford
    • Janet Bickel-Burton
    • Jaye McLaughlin
    • Elizabeth Ellis
    • Michael Brundy
    • Sue Kuentz
    • Dalton Gregory
    • Rick Davis
    • Kim Lehman