We are happy to announce that we have been asked to assist Kutztown University to their first story slam. It will be held Tuesday, October 17th. Admission is free. Contact Petritsa Chatzitzva at 610-683-4043 for further details.
Here is Deryl’s winning story.
It is hard to believe that September 20th is so close. Many things are happening around but we all look forward to this particular slam. The Theme is “Whoops” and we expect great stories. Here is a quick shot video from our good friend Marisol.
We have had the privilege of presenting “Quick Shots” stories on video. We believe that it captures the essence of what story slam is all about. Here is a quick shot from our Mistress of Ceremonies Chris Singleheart
Our first story slam for the remainder of the season will be held September 20th, 8:00pm at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub We are excited to be back and hope you can join us. As promised, please check out our latest “story quick shot” by Dr. Catherine Moore, our head judge and good friend of the story slam.
We hope you had a wonderful summer as we did. We are excited to start Story Slam on September 20. Please watch a video from Dennis about our new season.
Sometimes there are stories without words. I am blessed with the beauty that Nancy Creates in her Garden.
I believe that this is a wonderful world and time we live in, But Media, Politics and events may depict our challenges and amplify our differences to the point of polarization. but I believe that there are more positive things in this life then negative and we definitely have more things in common with each other than what is different.
If we can find a tool that would allow us to communicate with both people we agree with and people we have differences with, the world might be a better place. I believe I found such a tool
That tool is telling true stories to one another. The simple art of telling a true story to someone listening to their true story by applying the rules of respect for others will be the start of true communication. It is an effective tool that will help bridge those polarized gaps.
At our Story Slams, stories are told by old and young alike. You do not have to be an expert, just a person that has a story to share. It is that sharing that makes the evening a special time of fun for everyone.
The beauty of such evenings and of storytelling itself is that the author is also part of the audience and more importantly the audience becomes part of the author. It embraces the things we have in common and transcends all differences such as age, politics, race and sex. It can even begin friendships.
I thank you for letting me share my joy of true storytelling. It is my hope that you can be part of the fun and attend a story slam, perhaps tell a story. Our next one is September 20th and the Theme is “Whoops”. We welcome you with open arms and hope to see you soon.
Lehigh Valley Story Slam