May 10-13, 2021 Festival

Csenge, Bruce, and Cherie

The 6th Annual Story Crossroads Festival is Monday-Thursday, May 10-13, 2021 with Virtual and Proper-Distanced Opportunities. 

Monday we have virtual professional development trainings as well as virtual marketplace, demonstrations, and “curiosity” moments with story-related businesses as an educational experience. Tuesday is our series of proper-distanced concerts at the Murray City Park (495 East 5300 South, Murray, UT) that will also be filmed and available to people who bought tickets. Footage will be released later that week no matter if attended live or watching all virtually. Wednesday is our Virtual Field Trip Day through our YouTube Channel (unlisted, given to registrants) and then a Zoom/livestream performance and arts education through Story Crossroads and the Salt Lake City Library System on “Wizards in the Valley: Tales of Magicians in early Salt Lake City” presented by story magician Richard Hatch. Finally, Thursday focuses on a free livestreamed academic discussion called “Language of Story: Hungarian” shared by Dr. Csenge Zalka with ability to ask your questions followed by a pre-recorded performance geared for teens and older.

Each ticket is good for one person/household to have access to the entire 2021 Story Crossroads Festival held May 10-13, 2021 with exception to the separate ticketed 5-hour intensive virtual workshop taught by Dr. Csenge Zalka on May 10. A specific webpage and link will be emailed to all registrants and/or main contacts.

Click here for adaptation plans due to monitoring COVID-19 situation.

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.

Learn more about the 5-hour Intensive Workshop on “Down the Rabbit Hole: Intensive Research for Storytellers” led by Dr. Csenge Zalka virtually (with breaks) on Monday, May 10, 2021.

You can go to the virtual livestreamed Academic Discussion “Language of Story” on Thursday, May 13, 2021, which will be on the Hungarian language and culture.  People can ask questions through typing questions through YouTube and/or emailing before or during the livestream to While this particular part of the Festival is free, we need to understand who would be watching or need the direct livestream link through our YouTube Channel.  Following the Academic Discussion geared for 9th graders+, we will premiere online a 30-minute performance by Dr. Csenge Zalka.

Fliers plus audio and video that can be shared online can be found on our press kit/media coverage page found here though will feature other press releases until closer to April 2021.

Thanks to funding from South Jordan Arts Council, 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), Salt Lake City Arts Council, Clever Octopus, and 80+ businesses and individuals.