Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme – come sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

How it works:

7:30pm: Sign up to tell a story, volunteer to be on a judging team or just sit back and listen

8:00pm: The first name will be picked and the show will begin. Each teller will have 5 minutes to tell his or her tale. After each story, the judges confer, and give a score. The teller with the highest score becomes our StorySLAM winner. The winner will compete with the year’s other winners in our next GrandSLAM Championship.


FAMILY: Prepare a five-minute story about your kin, your clan, the people that made you. Awkward holiday dinners back home and last minute potlucks in your cramped flat. A chip off the old block or your neighbor down the block. Whether chosen or by blood, the folks that make you slam doors, pull your hair out and feel like you belong.


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