Youth Story Slam!


What is Story Slam?

Imagine a stage where readers tell a compelling story before an audience and judges, and the person with the best tale wins. OK, now imagine a clock ticking down from five minutes. That’s Story Slam.

In this two-day event, writer-in-residence and 2012 and 2013 Story Slam champion Omar Mouallem will teach a youth the craft– which is half literature and half performance art — and invite them back the next day for a public presentation of their stories and cash prizes.

Edmonton Story Slam has been a staple of the local arts scene since 2008 but it’s never before been opened to youth. This special collaboration marks the first time teenagers have been given the stage to tell the stories that matter to them.

When Workshopping stories (teens only): Saturday, May. 18, 1:30-3:30 pmCompetition (open to public): Sunday, May. 19, 1:30-3:30 pm
Where Strathcona Branch
Cost Free
Register……………………. Drop in without registration, however, two-day commitment of participants is required.

6 thoughts on “Youth Story Slam!

  1. Absolutely. A lot of the workshop will be on presentation anyway, so it will give them something to work with.

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