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Word of Mouth Storytelling Slam: “Parents”
Friday, May 10 • 7PM ($5–Cash only at the door)

Prepare a five minutes story, based on the theme “Parents,” put your name
in a hat and you could be one of ten people selected to tell your story on stage!

How to prepare/participate . . .

  • Share a five-minute story about mothers, or fathers, genetic pools; family trees,
    legacies, or your quest to identify a birth parent. We want to hear all about who
    you call or who calls you, ‘Mom’ or ‘Dad.’: that thing they do (or don’t do), that
    joke they tell that can clear a room, or that time when being a parent was everything
    you thought it would be—or maybe not so much, but definitely something else.
  • Stories must be told not read-that’s right, no notes, no writing on your palm, no cue cards.
  • Arrive at the slam 30 minutes before the start time to put your name in the hat.
  • Once the slam starts, the host picks a name and the first storyteller tells a story.
  • After each story, judges give scores based on these questions:
    • Is the story on theme?
    • Was it five minutes or under?
    • Was there a meaningful conflict and resolution?
  • At the end of the slam the storyteller with the highest score wins!
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