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Unfolding Story SLAM

  • BABS'LAB 603 King Street (Entrance in rear of building) Jacksonville, FL, 32204 United States (map)

A story slam is a live storytelling competition similar to poetry slams. Storytellers have 5 minutes each to tell a story based on a PROMPT chosen for the event without the use of notes.

"As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm.
Jump. It is not as wide as you think.” 
~ Native American Saying

Every story slam event has a HOST and a PROMPT.
Audience members can prepare a story and enter their name in a hat or decide to sit back and listen. Ten people's names are picked from the hat by an audience member. (If you don't get picked, be sure to come back the next month!!) Judges are picked from the audience and given guidelines to follow. The audience also gets to pick their favorite who will go on to the finals.At the end of the evening, the winner of the slam is announced based on who has the highest score. They will then have a place in the quarterly story slam. They will also receive a prize valued at $50.00.  

Five minute stories are perfect. No longer. 

No notes. You won’t need them. It’s your story. Speak from your heart and Invest in what you say.

Know your beginning, middle and end. This will keep you on track. Content is important.

Be sure to connect the story to the prompt.
and use inflection. Be aware of rhythm.

Please no ranting or preaching. 

Most of all remember to breathe,enjoy the opportunity to be heard. Most of all have fun!! 

Ticket Admission: $10.00

Earlier Event: February 23
Rethinking the Barbarian
Later Event: October 6
The Bargain of Billy Dawson Reading