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    Your gift will ensure this festival continues to grow. Funds will be used to bring in additional acclaimed storytellers and increase the number of venues. Your support will ensure that the cost to attendees remains free or minimal so people can continue to learn and be entertained through this special event.

    To make a tax-deductible gift or donation:

    1. Visit the Give Direct page.
    2. Call 314-266-4833 to donate or to inquire about employer matching through your workplace.
    3. Mail a check, made out to "University of Missouri Extension," to: MU Extension, Office of Advancement–St. Louis Storytelling Festival, 109 Whitten Hall Columbia, MO 65211
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    Regional storytellers

    Accomplished and experienced regional storytellers perform at various sites, including schools and libraries, parks, historic sites, museums and other locations for a variety of ages. Regional storytellers apply, and if accepted, are paid per session. The deadline for 2021 storyteller applications has passed. If you'd like to be considered for future Festivals or events, please email Lisa Overholser or call 314-266-4833.

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    Schools and other groups

    For our 2021 Virtual Festival, we are excited to offer pre-recorded educational videos, aligned with Missouri Learning Standards, in partnership with Educate Today. All video content is FREE to access, although registration will be required. Video content will be available for streaming from May 3 -May 14, 2021. Register for pre-recorded video content, or contact Lisa Overholser or call 314-266-4833.