Murray Storytelling Showcase

Murray City Cultural Arts presents 2021 Murray Storytelling Showcase April 24, 2021. Location TBA.

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 6th Annual county event, Story Crossroads, to be held May 11, 2021 in Murray Park and other county facilities. The county festival will have a small fee.

Contact Katie Lindquist at or phone 801-264-2638 for questions. 

Murray Storytelling Residencies

Murray City Cultural Arts Presents 2021 Storytelling Residencies via Zoom!
**This is a great opportunity and fun way for children, teens, and adults to develop story writing and storytelling skills!

Residencies: (held online via Zoom)

Horizon Elementary: Grades 3 - 6

  • March 2-25
  • Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays only
  • 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM (Zoom)
  • (Child does not have to attend Horizon Elementary to participate in the residency)

Murray Senior Recreation Center: Adults/Seniors (18+)

  • March 3 - March 26
  • Wednesdays & Fridays only
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Zoom)

McMillan Elementary: Grades 2-6

  • March 8-12, 15-19
  • 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM (Zoom)


1. Fill out and return Registration Form to the Murray Parks & Rec Office or email to
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.
Some schools/teachers have chosen to have their students participate during class time (in class or via zoom). If you need help determining which residency to sign up for or if your school is planning to participate, please email