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Welcome to the La Crosse Storytelling Festival

Wisconsin’s Only Storytelling Festival!

The La Crosse Storytelling Festival was first conceived in 2003 by two local attorneys, Keith Belzer and Ted Skemp. Through their efforts and backing, the first 3 Festivals took place at Pettibone Park in La Crosse. It was in these first years that groundwork was lain for all following Festivals: the Festival would be first and foremost a family event, the level of National talent would be of the highest caliber, the Festival would highlight professional local tellers, and the event would serve as a way to educate the general public about storytelling.

In 2006, the Bluff Country Tale Spinners storytelling guild took on the major responsibility for the La Crosse Storytelling Festival. And, as Wisconsin’s Only Storytelling Festival, it continues to meet the initial objectives. Come and enjoy the magic of storytelling!

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OUR MISSION

It is the mission of the La Crosse Storytelling Festival to be the premier storytelling event in the upper Midwest, celebrating the art of storytelling by edifying, educating, and entertaining people of all ages and walks of life.

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Kids’ Day: Storytelling in the Park is BACK!

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Contact Sara today to schedule your time slot!



La Crosse Luna

Because our first Luna event was such a success (and so much FUN), we have scheduled our SECOND Luna night.  Please mark your calendars for Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 7 pm at Pearl Street Brewery. $8 for listeners; $5 if you prepare a 5-minutes story on the theme.  (The theme will be announced soon!)  See you on July 16th!



WISTGET Returns!

The La Crosse Storytelling Festival is pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Wisconsin Storytellers’ Get-Together (WISTGET) will again be a part of our Festival.  More information will be coming soon; please check back.