Consuelo Samarripa Author/Bilingual Storyteller, Presenter, Performin Artist

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Awards & Honors

 Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) Touring Roster

 Consuelo was selected as a Bilingual Storyteller 2000-2018.

Author Awards

  • Readers Favorite Five Stars (2014)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) (2017)
           Women in the Arts Recognition Award- Authorshipasf
  • Storytelling Word Resource Award (2018)
           Stories for Adult Listeners: Honors Award

Young Audiences of North East Texas

In 2011, Consuelo was selected to Young Audiences, serving the Northeast Counties of Texas.

Pictured Consuelo and DAR member, Laura Benford (2017)

Central Texas Cultural Activities -Artist for Hire Registry

From 2008 to 2010, Consuelo has provided services in the Central Texas Area, namely, Killeen, Fort Hood, Belton, Temple and immediate areas.


 Austin(TX) Cultural Connections Contract Program

           Consuelo produced and directed the first Tejas Hispanic Storytelling Festival, under the auspices of the Cultural Connections Program. She was awarded contracts from 1998 until 2004, when she moved from Austin. Under this program, TCA also provided partial funding.


Mid-America Arts Alliance(AR,OK,TX,KS,MO,NE)

She was selected to the registry of the Mid American Arts Alliance in prior years.


City of Austin Cultural Connections Contract

Awarded Consuelo for consecutive years 1998-2004, for the production and direction of the First and subsequent Hispanic Storytelling Festivals in Texas.


Lone Star Girls Scout Council (LSGSC)

Selected Consuelo as a "Women of Distinction"

1994 LSGSC Named and Awarded the... "The Consuelo Samarripa Leadership Award"

Toastmasters International

Distinguish Toastmaster Certification (DTM #4994, English)

Able Toastmaster (ATM-B, Spanish)
1993 District 56 Outstanding Toastmaster
1994-1995 District 56 Excellence in Marketing
1995-1996 District 56 Excellence in Education and Training