I believe that the stories we tell about ourselves are the way we make up our selves. In the modern world of entertainment, TV, movies, and YouTube, we don't often hear authentic, real stories from people standing in front of us. StorySlam is one antidote. I am always amazed at the depth and breadth of human experience that people convey in 5-minute chunks.
That's why I love putting on these StorySlams.
How It Works:
A StorySlam is an open-mic night where people come to listen to true stories or tell one of their own, around a theme.
This month's theme is: "The First Time I..." tales about the first time you did anything, felt something particular, saw, or took action ...Basically your first time with anything (and we don't necessarily mean the obvious, but that's always a great story!).
Arrive between 6:30-6:45 if you'd like a chance to tell your own story. Put your name in the hat. It is not required to tell a story in order to enjoy the show! We need audience too! Storytellers will be chosen at random from the names in the hat. So get your name in by start time. The show starts around 7:00pm and lasts until about 8:30pm.
Enjoy some great food and drinks at the venue, Sweet Bar Bakery, which is kind enough to donate the space for this event.
For more information you can email storyslam (at) juliesoller (dot) com.
The cafe will already be open so you can come after work to get a seat, find fellow NVC'ers, and grab a bite to eat. Housemade pizza, pastries and beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Rules for Storytellers:
Stories must stick to the time limit of 5 minutes or less
Stories must incorporate the theme in some way
Stories can be told spontaneously or memorized, but no notes
Stories must be true and about your own life!
The event is free!
See you there,