The 2023 Women’s Storytelling Festival




Join Better Said Than Done in March for our 4th Annual Women’s Storytelling Festival, both in-person in Fairfax City, VA, and live streaming online!  The 2023 Women’s Storytelling Festival starts on Friday March 24, 2023, at 7:00pm ET, and runs through Sunday March 26, 2023 at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax City, VA.

Joining us for the festival are storytellers Eva Abram, Shweta Bhatt, Laura Deal, Lynette Ford, Rachel Ann Harding, Sammie James, Jenn Kamara, Bowen Lee, Misty Mator, Roopa Mohan, Carol Moore, Jennifer Munro, Mo Reynolds, Cindy Rivka Marshall, Anne Rutherford, Nancy Wang, Donna Washington, Kim Weitkamp, Megan Wells, and Cyndi Wish! Read more about the storytellers here:

We’re also hosting a story contest at the festival. Over 300 people voted for their favorite storytellers and the top 7 are competing in the People’s Choice Storytelling Contest. The 7 storytellers competing in the 2023 People’s Choice Storytelling Contest at the Women’s Storytelling Festival are: Lona Bartlett, Julie Bradshaw, Bette Lou Higgins, Robin Kitson, Teri Lott, Gwendolyn Napier, and Stacy Parish! The contest is part of the festival and your festival ticket gives you access to watch and to vote.
Read about the Story Contest Here:

Virtual Only Tickets are $30
In-Person Tickets are $50
Tickets Here:

In-person events will take place at The Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. We will be premiering our virtual only showcase at 5:00pm ET on Friday. In-person storytelling and live stream starts at 7:00pm ET. The festival weekend starts at 7:00pm Eastern on Friday, March 24, 2023 and will wrap up Sunday, March 26, around 8:00pm ET.

All attendees, whether attending in-person or virtual only, will receive links to watch the live stream. The videos of the festival will be available for all ticket holders to watch until midnight on April 26, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: Once the festival starts, it will be difficult for our volunteers to respond to emails. Please check to make sure you have links to watch BEFORE 5pm on March 24th. Or, if you are attending in person, check to make sure you know where you are going and when you need to be there. Check out our FAQ page for more:

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