Stories To Life

A Partnership of Read-Aloud and Music Presented by Flagstaff Public Library, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, and Flagstaff Cultural Partners - Free

Stories to Life takes place at the Coconino Center for the Arts, located at 2300 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff, Arizona. Additional information can be found at or by calling (928) 779-7670x3.


Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
Flagstaff Cultural Partners


Under the partnership's umbrella, many local agencies and educational institutions which are also proponents of literacy, have had the opportunity to participate in Stories to Life. Flagstaff Unified School District, Theatrikos Theatre Company, Coconino Community College, Northern Arizona University, Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County, The Southside Alliance, City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation, Friends of the Library, and others, have provided spoken word talent for the read-aloud of the literature presented.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

February 10, 2013: Sunday 4pm - Magical Realism: Short Stories from Latin America Featuring classical guitarist Craig Yarbrough.

November 4, 2012: Sunday 4pm - Painted Caravans: The Gypsies Featuring the live gypsy jazz music of Zazu.

October 14, 2012: Sunday 4pm - Boo! Ghost Stories! Featuring the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra ensemble "Slugs From Space".


February 12, 2012: Sunday 4pm – Traveling the Cowboy Trail:  100 Years of Arizona Tales. This program is in celebration of Arizona’s 100 years of Statehood Featuring Tony Norris, Warren Miller, and a few more of Tony’s amigos)

December 4, 2011: Sunday 1pm – Gifts from the Heart.  Featuring the Arizona Mountain Chorale.

November 6, 2011: Sunday 4pm – Brother Can You Spare A Dime:  The Great Depression in words and music.  Featuring  “The Elden Brass”.

October 2, 2011: Sunday 6pm – Enchanted Skies (A Festival of Science event) Featuring the FSO ensemble “The Ponderosa Players”.

February 6th, 2011:

What’s Love Got To Do With It

This program, near Valentine’s Day, will feature Master Chorale’s chamber vocal ensemble the Arizona Mountain Chorale. Stories and poems celebrating the language of love will be read.

January 23rd, 2011:

Navajo Winter Tales

This program will feature Navajo drummers and flute players performing traditional music. There will be storytelling in the Navajo oral tradition.

November 14th, 2010:

Tales of the Blue and of the Gray: The American Civil War

In honor of Veterans Day.  Spoken word artists will read aloud from literature of the era and the Elden Brass Quintet will play music of the time period.

October 17th, 2010:

Oh, Horrors!

Prepare to be “scared” as spoken word artists read aloud from “scary” stories by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and an FSO ensemble plays seasonal “scary” music!  Boo!

May 2nd, 2010:

Outta This World!

April 18th, 2010:

Wizards and Wonders

October 11th, 2009:

Nevermore: the Edgar Allen Poe Bicentennial

March 8th, 2009:

Imagine That! Featuring AnnaDel Paxton

February 8th, 2009:

Harlem Renaissance

January 11th, 2009:

Cuentos y Cantos: En Espanol e Ingles (Stories and Songs in Spanish and English)

December 14th, 2008:

The Winter Season

November 9th, 2008:

The 'Possum Opry Featuring Rose Houk

October 12th, 2008:

Haunting Tales and Spine-tingling Music

September 14th, 2008:

Fairy Tales from Around the World

Last updated on February 14, 2013

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