The schedule is subject to change.



March 11

Presenters & Emcees
1:30 –2:30 p.m.
Stories by J. Frank Dobie, a Texas Storyteller
Mary Ann Blue, Donna Ingham, Larry Thompson, Tim Tingle
Emcee: Mary Margaret Campbell

3:00–4:30 p.m.

Workshop 1
Serve 'Em Up Fresh

Ingrid Nixon
Emcee: Nancy Self

3:00–4:30 p.m.

Workshop 2
Old Stories in New Skins

Paul Normandin & Shayne Larango
Emcee: Abbie Ryan Randolph
5:30–7:00 p.m.
Welcome to the Heart of Denton, Texas Storytelling
Donna Washingon, Sam Paye, Heather Forest, Eth-Noh-Tec
Emcee: Waynetta Ausmus
7:30–9:30 p.m.

Ghost Stories Concert
Enter If You Dare

Mark Babino, Rosie Cutrer, Elizabeth Ellis, Bernadette Nason, Carolina Quiroga, Tim Tingle, Donna Washington
Emcee: Sue Kuentz
10:00–11:30 p.m.

Late Night Concert
Fringe Tales I

Sandra Aguirre Magana, Joyce Ormond, Loren Niemi
Emcee: Jacqui Rash


March 12

Presenters & Emcees
9:00–10:30 a.m.
Workshop 3
Language and Literacy: Closing the Thirty Million Word Gap

Donna Washington
Emcee: Vivian Rutherford
Rising Stars

Shiny Wu, Mike Tomson, Molly Lemmons, Dana Foy
Emcee: David Claunch

12:00–1:00 p.m.
Social Hour with Rising Stars

1:30–2:30 p.m.
TSA Annual Membership Roundup
Moderator: David Claunch, TSA Board President
3:00–4:30 p.m.
Workshop 4
Before Anything, Witness
Sam Payne

Emcee: Kim Lehman

4:30–5:30 p.m.
Social Hour with Sam Payne
Emcee: Kim Lehman

6:30–7:00 p.m.
Pre-Concert Music

David Goodroe

7:00–9:00 p.m.
The Magic of Story

Eth-Noh-Tec, Heather Forest, Donna Washington, Sam Payne
Emcee: Eldrena Douma

9:30–11:00 p.m.

Late Night Concert
Texas Tales

Sheila Stark Phillips, Fred Peters, Shayne Larango
Emcee: Scott Bumgardner


March 13

Presenters & Emcees
9:00–10:30 a.m.
Fringe Tales II
David Thompson, Lorene Stillwell, Michael Brundy, and Charlotte Ivy
Emcee: Shelby Smith
9:00–10:30 a.m.
Workshop 5
Stories of Magic from the Ancient World

Barbara Tucker
Emcee: Vivian Rutherford

10:45 a.m. – Noon
Stories of Hardship and Hope in the Heart of the Pandemic
Ann Marie Newman , Sophie Holder, Hank Roubicek, Sarah Hill, and Dr. Susan R. Bailey
Emcee: MaryAnn Blue
12:00–1:30 p.m.

Story Slam: Five Minute Stories
Theme: Just Enough (to Make a Story) The first ten tellers to contact Loren at will get to tell their personal story.

Emcees: Loren Niemi and Betsy Mosier

2:00–3:15 p.m.
Bald-Faced Lies and Other Outlandish Truths
Kevin Cogan, Skip Skipworth, Anne Rutherford, Sandra Aguirre-Magana, Norm Brecke, Libby Tipton, Ingrid Nixon, M.J. Kang, and Oba William King 1st place winner from 2020.
Emcee: Sheila Phillips
3:30–4:15 p.m.

The Red Altar: Stories of Immigration, Migrations and Journeys

Emcee: Jiaan Powers

4:15–6:00 p.m.

Discussion (live)
led by Eth-Noh-Tec

6:00–7:00 p.m.
Social Hour with Eth-Noh-Tec

Emcee: Jiaan Powers

6:30–7:00 p.m.
Pre-Concert Music
Joel Hill & Sleepy Creek
7:00–9:00 p.m.
The Mystery of Story

Heather Forest, Sam Payne, Donna Washington, Eth-Noh-Tec
Emcee: Chester Weems

9:30–11:00 p.m.
Late Night Concert
The Stars at Night: Deep in the Heart of Texas

Rick Davis, John Hale, Waynetta Ausmus, Leslie Ogilvie
Emcee: Larry Thompson


March 14

Presenters & Emcees
10:00–10:45 a.m.

Breakfast Chat
Affiliate Guild Meeting

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Sacred Tales

Sam Payne, Kathy Culmer, Warren Holleman, Jane McDaniel, Tim Couch
Emcee: Peggy Helmick-Richardson

1:00–2:30 p.m.
Workshop 6
Storytelling and Social Change

Heather Forest
Emcee: Sally Bates Goodroe

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Youth Tellers Showcase

Saniyah McGrew, Keren Lee, Rebekah Garcia, Sohan Bhakta, Aashi Bhakta, Gloria Kunnapilly, Emily Ashley
Emcee: Sue Kuentz

3:30–5:00 p.m.

Workshop 7
Zooming in on Puppets

Elizabeth Beamon
Emcee: Sue Kuentz

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Social Hour with Heather Forest

Emcee: Sally Bates Goodroe
6:30–7:15 p.m.
TSA Awards Ceremony
7:15–7:30 p.m.
It Takes a Village!
Appreciation and recognition followed by music with Sam Payne
7:30–8:30 p.m.

Closing Concert
So Long, Farewell, and Thanks for the Stories

Sam Payne, Eth-Noh-Tec, Donna Washington, Heather Forest
Emcee: Fred Peters