Just noticed this on the Piedmont Council for the Arts Calendar.
The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center is having a storytelling event tonight called ‘Story Slam.’ We don’t know the details beyond what’s in the link, but it seems like a sort of cross between the Moth Story Slams in New York and our own humble Big Blue Door Jams. In any case, it’s another place to hear and tell stories! Tonight’s theme is ‘Grits.’
Here’s what’s on their site:
Official Rules for the Heritage Center Story Slam are as follows:
• Storytellers register upon arrival—please try to arrive promptly at 6:30 if you want to tell your story. Names are usually drawn out of a hat to decide order of presentation.
• Stories should be under five minutes in length! Six minutes and you hear a whistle—eight minutes and you get the hook.
Three judges are selected from the audience.
• Each storyteller is given a score on a scale of 1-10 on the following criteria: sticking to the theme, sticking to the fiver minutes and audience response. The storyteller with the highest score wins, and is given a spot in the final slam off!
When and how
• doors open at 6:30
• JSAAHC Members $5, includes one free drink ticket
• Non-members $8 includes one free drink ticket, Sign up to become a member at the door and get in free!
That’s all the info that we have, but if you’re a story person why not head over there now?!