Story Slam at Babs Lab

Join us every month as we connect and share stories.
Free workshop the week of the Story Slam to practice your story and get feedback from Babs.

WHAT'S A STORY SLAM?
A story slam is a live storytelling friendly competition similar to poetry slams. Storytellers have 5 minutes each to tell a TRUE personal story based on a THEME chosen for the event without the use of notes. 

HOW IT WORKS
• Every story slam event has a HOST and a THEME.
• Audience members can prepare a story and enter their name in a hat or decide to sit back and listen. 
•10 names are picked from the hat. (If you don't get picked, be sure to come back the next month!!) 
•At the end, the audience picks their favorite story. The winner will receive a prize valued at $50.00 and go to the finals.
•Each month there will be a new winner.

** In January 2019, winners from the fall will have the opportunity to come back and share a 10 min story at our Grand Slam. One Grand Slam winner will be selected by a panel of 3 judges! There will be a Surprise Prize.


Story Slam Rules

 Monthly Story Slam at Babs Lab

Monthly Story Slam at Babs Lab

  • 5 min per story (there is a 2 min peace period, but please respect the time)

  • Be sure to connect the story to the prompt.

  • Tell us a story with a conflict and a resolution or lesson.

  • No notes or props. You won’t need them. It’s your story.

  • Speak from your heart and Invest in what you say.

  • Remember to breathe and enjoy the opportunity to be heard.

  • Know your beginning, middle & end. Content is important but be sure to edit.

  • Please no ranting, no preaching, no politicizing. 

  • Be brave and have fun!! 

Slam WiNNer

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STORY SLAM RULES

Past SLam Prompts

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