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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World's largest free storytelling festival

Become involved in our 41st anniversary as a regional teller, volunteer, community partner or school.

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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 December Story Lounge, "Hugo Kringle", a fun and family-friendly special holiday event with storyteller and musician Mike Anderson (see Schedule page for more information). Our monthly Story Lounge events happen the 4th Thursday of every month, and we often have open-mics. Stay tuned for 2020 Story Lounge info.

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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