St. Louis Storytelling Festival

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Help us celebrate our 41st anniversary in style April 23–May 2, 2020.

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Help spread the gift of storytelling

We engage communities through stories year-round, from monthly Story Lounge open mic events to special projects.

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Thanks to everybody who came out to celebrate our 40th Anniversary Storytelling Festival April 25 – May 4. What a grand time it was! Pictures and video will be uploaded soon to the Media section of our website.

In the meantime, our monthly Story Lounges continue. Join us at our January Story Lounge, “A Single Step”, an open mic about journeys, beginnings, and what it takes to get there. It all happens Jan. 23, 2020, at the High Low, 3301 Washington Ave. in St. Louis. $5 suggested donation at the door. Want to share a tale? Drop us a line and let us know!

Want to get more involved? Check out our other pages on the "Get Involved" page - you can apply to be a 2020 Festival Regional Storyteller, sign up to be a 2020 Festival Host Site or a participating school, or Donate and become a Friend of the Storytelling Festival. There are lots of ways to support storytelling in St. Louis!

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