True story … Story Slam is happening tonight
- Published: May 14, 2016
Attention, story lovers: Story Slam is back! It’s happening tonight, May 14, from 7–9 p.m., at the Yellow Springs Arts Council gallery on Corry Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tonight’s theme is “life’s sudden twists and turns.” Storytellers will be given 10 minutes to tell a true story on the theme. Audience members will listen, then rate the story 1 to 5. (No one will be “slammed”; past participants have said the audience is warm and friendly.) The winner will be announced at the end of the night. You do not need to be a professional storyteller to take part. At the debut of Story Slam in February, the evening’s winner, Jude Walsh Whelley of Dayton, was telling a story to an audience for the first time.
Story Slam is a Moth-style storytelling competition in which participants tell true stories to a live audience. The event is part of YSAC’s monthly Arts Alive! series. All story enthusiasts, tellers and listeners, are invited to attend. If you wish to tell a story, simply show up and throw your name in the hat; the order of drawing determines the line-up. Suggested donation to attend is $5–10.
See the current (May 12) issue of the News for a preview article on the event.