Do you know a young storyteller?

The Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton Story Slam and I are collaborating on a fun storytelling event for teens on May 18 and 19, and I could use your help.

I am looking for young storytellers with a healthy sense of sportsmanship and enough confidence to speak in front of an audience in the name of Story Slam.

Story Slam, for those who don’t know, is a monthly event where people tell a compelling story before an audience and judges, and the person with the best tale under five minutes wins.

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 teens have had the stage to tell the stories that matter to them.

In this two-day free event, I – the 2013 Story Slam champion — will teach them the craft and invite them back the next day for a public presentation of their stories and cash prizes. What’s great about story slam is that it’s all oral, so even if readers aren’t confident in their writing and reading, they can still dominate the stage with an engaging story.

Please encourage the young people you know – sons, daughters, cousins, neighbours, clients — to come to this event at the Strathcona branch (8331 – 104 St., 780-496-1828), held over May 18th (workshop) and 19th (public presentations). It is free, fun and, as I mentioned, there will be prizes.

And, please come out to the public presentation on May 19th.

If you have any questions or want to send my contact to someone who might participate, my email is and phone number 780-496-5999. Or, just forward this link:

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