Festival Schedule

Schedule Overview

Subject to change as the event nears. All events require a ticket unless marked FREE on the schedule below.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

5:00 Registration Check-In
StoryStore Open
7:00 – 7:45 Opening Welcome
Florida Stage Concert of Stories
8:00 – 10:00 Featured Tellers Concert of Stories
10:00 – Ghost Stories by the Pool

Friday March 31, 2017

Alexander Room Grandview Room Garden Tent Beauclaire Concert Tent Donnelly Veranda
9:00 – 11:00 The Story is in “Why”
Tell It! Developing LA Skills
Building the Story
Story and Healing
Field Trip
10:00-2:00 Front Porch Storytelling
11:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 Artist U: making your living as an artist
LOL, For Real
What’s So Funny?
Story Collage
Storytelling with Puppets
3:30 – 5:00 Swapping Grounds Open Mic – Concert Tent
5:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 7:50 Music by Belmont & Jones
Concert Tent
8:00 – 10:00 Featured Tellers Concert of Stories
10:00 – Story Swap – Tremain’s Tavern

Saturday April 1, 2017

Alexander Room Grandview Room Garden Tent Beauclaire Concert Tent Veranda
9:00- 11:00 Tell it! Developing LA Skills
Games Storytellers Play
Tell & Talk
Lowry, McCune
Youthful Voices Workshops
10:00 – 2:00 Front Porch Storytelling
11:00 – noon Membership Meeting
1:00 – 3:00 Story & Healing
  The Story in in the “Why”
Guild Gathering Tell & Talk
Nease, Campbell, Ford
Youthful Voices Workshops
3:30 – 5:00 Swapping Grounds Open Mic– Concert Tent
Seven Minute Limit
5:00 – 7:00 Storytellers’ Banquet & Awards
7:00 – 7:45 Youthful Voices Concert of Stories
8:00 – 10:00 Featured Tellers Concert
10:00 – Story Slam – Tremain’s Tavern
Five minute limit – Theme “All Grown Up”

Sunday April 2, 2017

9:00 – 11:30 Stories From the Heart
Concert Tent
12:00 – 1:00 Story Cruise on Lake Dora


Youthful Voices of Florida

The Florida Storytelling Association has been nurturing the next generation of storytellers since it launched the Youthful Voices initiative in 2001. Since that time, many young tellers have been awarded the Virginia Rivers Youthful Voices Scholarship to attend the annual festival and perform on the main stage on Saturday evening. You don’t want to miss the Youthful Voices concert. Many of our Youthful Voices represented Florida at the National Youth Storytelling Showcase, now held in conjunction with the Timpanagos Storytelling Festival in Orem, Utah. Over the years, many have brought home
top honors! This year, Youthful Voices Day has been expanded to include workshops, concerts, crafts and swaps for young storytellers. Many thanks to our Youthful Voices Directors, Linda Chancey and Connie Trama, for all their efforts to organize the event and support these up and coming storytellers!

Youthful Voices 2017

Don’t miss these terrific youthful voices at the Saturday evening Youthful Voices concert.

Saturday, April 1

Youthful Voices & Family Fun in the Concert Tent

9:00 – 11:00 Storytelling and Puppets with Windell Campbell
11:00 – noon StoryTime Yoga with Sydney Solis
noon – 1:00 Craft Tables: Mask-making and puppets. Grill lunch available for purchase.
1:00 – 3:00 Magic of Storytelling with Yasu Ishida
7:00 – 7:45 Youthful Voices Concert of Stories