Storytelling Festival

Composite tellers photosForest Storytelling Festival, October 20-22, 2017

Welcome to the 23rd Annual Forest Storytelling Festival in Port Angeles, WA! World class storytellers will make you laugh uproariously and will tug at your heartstrings. Everyone from pre-teens to grandparents will be enchanted by stories from ages past and contemporary personal stories.

Why go to a storytelling festival — isn’t it for little kids? NO!

The stories at our festival are aimed at adults (though teens and precocious tweens will love them too). When master storytellers spin a tale, you discover yourself as you listen. The teller touches elements of our shared humanity. The presence of the performer infuses the room with their spirit. Everyone is transported together into a realm of increased awareness and connection. For more on the magic of live storytelling, check out this post on the Timpanogos festival website.

Why You Will Love the Forest Storytelling Festival

You will be invited into the lives of characters both factual and fictitious. Characters just like you, and characters from other cultures, represented by tellers from far and wide. You will enjoy the comfort of the Little Theater of Peninsula College in Port Angeles. It is a warm, welcoming gathering of audience and tellers.

Storytellers can get expert coaching to polish their art at the special pre-festival workshop with venerable storyteller Elizabeth Ellis. On Saturday morning, all featured tellers present workshops on various facets of the storytelling art.

There are two story swaps Saturday after lunch for participants to get in on the storytelling action and share your own stories.

A festival store sells books, recordings, and other resources for storytelling. A silent auction and raffle offer other goods you can take home.

What You Do

Buy tickets at the door, or go to Registration Information page for ticket prices and purchase options. Friday and Saturday night concert tickets are also available at Odyssey Books, 114 W. Front St., Port Angeles.

Accommodations are readily available in Port Angeles. Several hotels offer discounted rates for festival attendees.

Hear a local radio interview about the festival on YouTube. Also, “like” our Facebook page to get updates of other Story People events.


Contact Festival Director Chris Wright for information: 360-452-8092, or