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Join us on September 7-10, 2017 (new date)
for the 17th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival
at Libbey Bowl and the Ojai Art Center

More than a festival. It’s an experience…

The 17th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival will feature acclaimed tellers
Bill Harley, Niall de Búrca, Antonio Rocha, Motoko,
Kim Weitkamp, Samite, and Dovie Thomason

Tales from Around the World, Ojai Storytelling Festival, 2017

About the Cover Art: Shahastra Levy — Shahastra is a multifaceted artist — teacher, author/illustrator, designer and painter — living in Ojai, California. As a fine artist, Shahastra’s work can be found in numerous private collections. Her vibrant pastel landscape series won her many commissions, including the Ojai Film Festival. Her figurative soul studies have been published into a 50–card reflection deck called “Meeting the Self.” www.shahastra.com

I suppose you could call this year's storytelling festival, "Homecoming". After a year's hiatus. the Ojai Storytelling Festival returns with an incredible lineup of acclaimed storytellers and musicians from across the country and around the world. Whether it's a night of hilarious laughter, a journey of imagination, a tale filled with suspense and drama, a program your children will never forget, a ribald night of tales for adults, or a workshop that inspires, the 17th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival has something for everyone. Come join us for a weekend of riveting tales under the oaks and beneath the stars. It's not just a festival, it's an experience.

The Topa Topa peaks tower in the distance. Fragrant orange blossoms fill the air. A canopy of majestic oaks reaches overhead. Downtown Ojai welcomes visitors to its charming shops, galleries and cafes.

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“The Ojai festival is to storytelling what Sundance is to film. If it’s rare and magical and quirky… you’ll find it at this wondrous gem of a festival.”

Carmen Deedy, acclaimed storyteller/author



The Ojai Storytelling Festival is the signature event of Performances To Grow On, a non-profit public benefit organization. Our name says it best… Performances To Grow On… No matter what your age, we believe in the power of live performance to expand your boundaries, to connect with others and to foster self-discovery. That’s why we do what we do and we proudly offer the 17th Ojai Storytelling Festival for you to enjoy and experience.


The Village of Tales Ojai Storytelling Festival is brought to you by Performances to Grow On - We put the World on Stage