Festival Gathering

2019 Festival Gathering

July 31-August 3

University Marriott

Dayton, Ohio



What is the Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling?

Our Festival Gatherings are a fabulous immersion experience in biblical storytelling. You'll hear a keynotes from the scholarly community, take 5 workshops, experience revitalizing worship, and listen to many biblical stories. 


Who comes to the Festival Gathering?

People like you... people from all over the world who love the Bible and its stories.

Watch a video of biblical storytellers from Korea who will be joining us at the Festival this year!


2019 Festival Gathering

July 31, 2019 - August 3, 2019

Marriott at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio

Theme: "Hearing Between the Lines: Bringing your audience into God's story"

Keynote Speaker: Kathy Maxwell


Highlights of the Experience

One of the most interesting parts of our festival is the interaction between our storytellers and the best biblical performance criticism scholars in the world, who gather prior to the Festival Gathering for a seminar. You will meet these scholars and participate in small group discussions with them during the Festival. We also have fabulous, hands-on workshops for every level of storyteller from beginner to master, amazing performances from our featured storytellers and national and international member storytellers, deep-well worship, an Epic telling from the Bible (a tandem performance of over 20 storytellers from across the globe!) and the best fellowship you’ll experience at a conference! The Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling brings you four fabulous days of spirit-filled nurture in the art, scholarship and practice of biblical storytelling. 


Looking ahead...

2020 Festival Gathering

July 29, 2020 - August 1, 2020

Dayton Ohio

Keynote Speaker:  TBD

Theme:  TBD

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A membership supports your storytelling journey by providing you with printed and online resources for inquiry, study and inspiration. Membership also gives you a substantial ($100!) discount to our annual Festival Gathering! Join today.

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