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Posted April 16, 2018 | 3:52 PM

Storytelling Festival & Workshop Feature Internationally-Renowned Performance Artist

Tall tales are welcome at 38th annual event

Hillsborough County, Fla. (April 16, 2018) - Just about everyone enjoys a good story, and nowhere in Hillsborough County is there a better place to find them than at the 38th Annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival on Saturday, April 21.

Geared toward kids, the free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robert W. Saunders, Sr., Public Library, 1505 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa. Enjoy a day featuring young storytellers who are just starting to hone their craft, experienced adult storytellers from across the state, strolling characters and performers, a Storybook Character Parade, arts and crafts, a scholastic book fair, and more.

This year's festival is headlined by internationally-renowned storyteller and artist Kuniko Yamamoto, whose captivating style incorporates handcrafted masks, origami, musical instruments, mime, and a touch of magic to enchant her audience. Trained in dance and traditional arts in her native Osaka, Japan, Kuniko has lived in Florida since 1992.

If one day of storytelling isn't enough, Yamamoto also will be teaching a free workshop on Sunday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N. Boulevard in Tampa. Participants of all ages are invited to learn how to blend origami and storytelling techniques into a creative performance piece that can be presented anywhere, anytime, to anyone.

For more information about the festival and workshop, visit tampastory.org, or call the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library at (813) 273-3652.

 

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