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Stories That Will Feed Your Mind, Heart, and Soul

Love listening to scary stories? Tall tales? Or maybe personal yarns? Come to Denton to celebrate 35 years of Texas Storytelling Festivals featuring 35 Tejas Tellers with three-and-half days of stories that will feed your mind, heart, and soul. 

Festival audiences will be treated to storytelling concerts, workshops, music, a liars contest, and story swaps at 35th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival “Tejas Live with 35!” March 12 to 15, 2020 at Denton Civic Center. Go to information and tickets. 


We have 35 Featured Tejas Tellers. We feature state, regional, national, and international storytellers from all over Texas as well as Oklahoma, Louisiana, California, and Virginia. 


Tellers from Texas:

Dallas: Tim Couch, Shayne Larango, Jiaan Powers, Twice Upon a Time and Elizabeth Ellis 

Denton: J.B. Keith, Dalton Gregory, and Shelly Tucker 

Richardson: Ann Marie Newman 

Fort Worth: Decee Cornish and Tom McDermott 

Arlington: Jacqui Rash

Granbury: Nancy Burks Worcester

Canyon: Eldrena Douma 

Lorena: Vivian Rutherford

Harker Heights: Consuelo Samarripa

Austin: Kim Lehman, Bernadette Nason, and Paul Normandin 

Spicewood: Donna Ingham

Sequin: Larry Thompson

Houston: David Claunch, Jay Stailey, and James Ford 

Kingswood: Kathy Culmer

Sugar Land: Sheila Starks Phillips

Bulverde: Sue Kuentz

Canyon Lake: Tim Tingle

San Antonio: Mary Grace Ketner

McAllen: Fred Peters


Tellers from Oklahoma:

Gayle Ross from Takequah and Fran Stallings from Bartlesville. 


Teller from Benton, Louisiana:

Jeannine Pasini-Beekman 


Teller from Laguna, California:

Betsy Mosier 


Teller from Williamsburg, Virginia:

Darci Tucker 

Free attractions are: 

Ghost Stories Concert on Thursday:   7:30 pm - 9:35 pm

Spring Break Concert (elementary age kids) on Friday:   10:45 am - 12:00 pm 

Story Slam on Friday: 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm 

Family Concert and Kids' Activities on Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm

Fringe Concerts on Saturday:  10:00 am - 11:15 am and 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm 
Sacred Tales Concert 
and Tai Chi on Sunday: 9:30 am to 11:15 am