Who We Are
The Florida Storytelling Association is a non-profit organization connecting diverse people of all ages, cultivating cultural understanding, and nurturing literacy by bringing the power of storytelling to communities and schools.
We are storytellers, story listeners and story lovers. We are people just like you with a story to tell.
In 1984, Jennifer Bausman and Annette Bruce, two women who loved storytelling, organized the first Florida Storytelling Camp at a rustic, Florida campground. It was so successful, a year later they founded the Florida Storytellers’ Guild. In 2000, we became the Florida Storytelling Association.
This annual story camp quickly became a nationally known event. Each spring we welcome storytellers from throughout Florida and across the United States to attend
workshops led by world renowned storytellers. The weekend features storytelling concerts and, best of all, the camaraderie of other tellers. Today, beautiful Mount Dora is our home and host to The Florida Storytelling Festival.
From it’s simple beginning, FSA has nurtured the growth and development of storytelling in Florida. Today we continue to grow, offering support for educational gatherings throughout the state and grants to local affiliates producing area storytelling festivals and concerts.
Our mission is
- to preserve, perpetuate and promote the art of storytelling in Florida
- to educate, nurture and welcome new storytellers
- to preserve our cultural and personal history through story
- to bring storytelling to new audiences
- to encourage cross cultural sharing through story