ARTIST MEMBER: TEJAS STORYTELLING ASSOCIATION
Tejas Storytelling Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the appreciation of storytelling as an oral tradition, a performing art, and an educational tool. In 1985, storyteller Finley Stewart produced the first storytelling festival at the Denton Arts Center, in Denton, Texas. Storytellers told in theme concerts to the listeners. This humble beginning lit a spark in those who participated, and by the following year the Tejas Storytelling Association was established as an official non-profit organization. The name Tejas was chosen to express Finley's grand vision of creating an organization that would bring together listeners and tellers from throughout the Texas region.