Murray Storytelling Showcase

Murray City Cultural Arts presents 2020 Murray Storytelling Showcase on April 18, 2020 at Murray City Library. 

Participants in the Murray Storytelling Showcase are chosen from our various storytelling residencies at the Murray Library, the Murray Senior Recreation Center, Liberty Elementary after-school and in designated school classrooms. 

Finalists from the Murray Storytelling Showcase will be invited to participate in the 5th Annual county event, Story Crossroads, to be held May 13, 2020 in Murray Park and other county facilities. The county festival will have a small fee.

Contact Lori Edmunds at or phone 801-264-2620 for questions. 

Murray Storytelling Residencies

Murray City Cultural Arts Presents 2020 Storytelling Residencies at three Murray locations!
**This is a great opportunity and fun way for children, teens, and adults to develop story writing and storytelling skills!

An an extension to our Storytelling Program, we will be holding an Improv Residency at the Murray City Library, taught by Bryce Hess. Workshops will run March 14 - April 11th on Saturdays only, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. For AGES 15 & OLDER. Registrations forms will be available at workshops, free participation.


Liberty Elementary School: Grades 3-6Storytelling (1)

  • January 16 - February 6
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays only
  • 3:15 - 4:45 pm
  • (You don’t have to attend Liberty School to participate)

Murray City Library: Grades 3 - 12

Murray Senior Recreation Center: Adults/Seniors

  • February 18 - March 27
  • Tuesdays & Fridays
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am


1.  Bring Registration Form to the first workshop.
2.  Find and bring a potential story (3-7 minutes) to the first workshop. *Don’t worry if trouble finding a story, stories can be obtained at first workshop.
3.  Learn storytelling skills and share in a workshop setting to polish story.
4.  Practice at home!
5.  Participate in preliminary judging. 2 finalists per grade chosen for final city wide showcase.