Murray Storytelling Showcase

Murray City Cultural Arts presents 2022 Murray Storytelling Showcase April 23, 2022
(Location to be determined)

Participants in the Murray Storytelling Showcase are chosen from our various storytelling residencies (see below). Finalists from the Showcase will be invited to participate in the 7th Annual County event, Story Crossroads, to be held, May 2022 in Murray Park and other county facilities. 

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Storytelling Residencies

Residencies are a great opportunity& fun way for children, teens, and adults, to develop story writing & storytelling skills! 

There are typically four types of Storytelling Residencies:
   1. After school residencies held at an elementary school (open to general)
   2. In-class residency at a specific school and grade (closed to general)
   3. Residency at the Senior Recreation Center (open to general, ages 18+)
   4. Weekend residency (open to general, grades 3 - 12)

As residencies are confirmed, locations & schedules will be posted below.
*Please note: if an after school residency is scheduled at an elementary school, participant does not need to attend that specific elementary school. Not all schools participate in the program, so students are advised to choose the residency that will best fit their schedule.

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January 11 - January 27, 2022
Tuesdays & Thursdays Only
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Grades 3-6

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Parks & Rec Office Residency
** This residency has been cancelled. 

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Sr. Recreation Center Residency
February 8 - March 17, 2022
Tuesdays & Thursdays Only
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Age 18 & Older


1. Fill out and return Registration Form to the Murray Parks & Rec Office or email to
     *Forms will be available at the first day of residency. Forms can also be returned at first day of residency.
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 during 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.


Please email or leave a message at 801-264-2638.
Questions specific to Sr. Recreation Center Residency: phone 801-264-2635
Questions specific to Parks & Rec Residency: email