Available Now, View to June 15, 2021

The 6th Annual Story Crossroads Festival is available to view from now to June 15, 2021. 

See video with closed captioning…and share with others. We also have three “hints” of our festival whether or not you are a ticketholder: a set from Csenge Zalka, a set from Bruce Walker, and the “Language of Story” academic discussion and all with ASL.


$20 per household

$35 per class

$10 per homeschool group

Click here for listings and bios of our 15 featured story artists.

Discover how to do a virtual field trip – from public, private, charter and homeschool or onward to other organizations such as senior centers.

You will find 24 films once you complete registration and receive the unlisted YouTube playlist:

Welcome message

Story Art Demo – 5 sessions

Csenge Zalka – 3 sets of Hungarian folktales

Bruce Walker – 3 sets of Southern tales

Mikaela Hansen – family tale from Zimbabwe

Ginger Parkinson – Italian and Irish/Appalachian tales

Bradley Mackay – Norse tale

Youth Teller Virtual Premiere – 9 youth

Live Filming at Murray City Park – 5 sessions

Wizards of the Valley

Language of Story: Hungarian

Story Crossroads Anthem & Details

About some of the programs mentioned:

Enjoy “Story Art Demo” featuring story-related businesses and organizations with 20-minute demos. Understand and explore more from: Rowan North Illustrations, Nubian Storytellers of Utah Leadership, Legacy:Fables, Clever Octopus, and Shadows of Fear.

We collaborated with the Salt Lake City Library System to bring this program to you and thank funding from the Salt Lake City Arts Council.

Wizards in the Valley: Tales of Magicians in early Salt Lake City
Professional magician and storyteller Richard Hatch will recount the stories of the pioneer prestidigitators who performed at the Salt Lake Theatre and sometimes used their powers to prank the prophet, Brigham Young, or so they claimed after leaving Utah far behind. Tales of basiliconthaumaturgist Washington Simmons, pianist and conjurer Robert Heller, Herrmann the Great and even a local boy, Oscar Eliason, who caught rifle bullets onstage in Salt Lake City and became a celebrity in Australia as “Dante, the Mormon Wizard” before his tragic end will be shared, along with some interactive virtual magic to put the audience in the proper frame of mind.

You can enjoy the Academic Discussion “Language of Storyon the Hungarian language and culture.  People asked questions towards the end. In past years, we have featured ASL, Portuguese, and German. We look forward to the next language/culture represented.

Thanks to funding from National Endowment for the Arts; Western States Arts Federation; Utah Division of Arts and Museums/Utah Legislature; Utah Humanities; City of Murray; Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) of Salt Lake County; Salt Lake City Arts Council; Clever Octopus, and 80+ businesses and individuals.