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35th Annual

Texas Live with 35
March 12-15, 2020

Denton, Texas

Love listening to scary stories? Tall tales? Or maybe personal yarns? Come to Denton to celebrate 35 years of Texas Storytelling Festivals featuring 35 Tejas Tellers with three-and-half days of stories that will feed your mind, heart, and soul.  

Featured Tejas Tellers:
David Claunch, Tim Couch, Kathy Culmer, Decee Cornish, Eldrena Douma, Elizabeth Ellis, James Ford, Dalton Gregory, Donna Ingham, Mary Grace Ketner, J.B. Keith, Sue Kuentz, Shayne Larango, Kim Lehman , Tom McDermott, Betsy Mosier, Bernadette Nason, Ann Marie Newman, Paul Normandin,  Jeannine Pasini-Beekman Fred Peters, Jiaan Powers, Sheila Starks Phillips, Jacqui Rash, Gayle Ross, Vivian Rutherford, Consuelo Samarripa, Jay Stailey, Fran Stallings, Larry Thompson, Tim Tingle, Twice Upon a Time, Darci Tucker, Shelly Tucker, and Nancy Burks Worcester.

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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.  Juicy Pig BBQ takes into consideration the needs of vegan and vegetarian diets, so be sure to identify your needs when you purchase your ticket with registration.
  • Our Story Store features storytelling books, CDs, puppets and other items that storytellers love but cannot always find when we need them! Story Store is open before, after, and between concerts.
  • Concessions are sold at the festival. 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. 
  • The Silent Auction runs from Friday morning until 7:00 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!   Would you like to donate something to the silent auction? Please bring them to the festival or contact the TSA. Auction winners may pick up their items at intermission or after the Saturday evening concert.


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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.