Double O Story Slam comes to Tucson June 27by Penelope Starr on Jun. 09, 2011, under Uncategorized
It was inevitable. Tucson’s two long-running nonprofit spoken word events, Ocotillo Poetry Slam and Odyssey Storytelling, eventually had to collaborate to create Double O Story Slam. The first story slam will be held on Monday, June 27 at Fluxx Studios, 414 E. 9th Street. The show starts at 7:15; come early, starting at 6:30, to sign up to be a teller.
What’s a story slam? It’s a contest where people tell real stories from their lives on a theme. No costumes, no notes, no props, just the story. June’s theme is “In Heat: Surviving the Summer,” and it is meant to be interpreted from a broad range of perspectives.
The first ten people to sign up will have a chance to try to tell the most compelling five-minute story. Selected audience members will act as judges and determine which storyteller wins and gets a prize.
This uncensored all-ages show will appeal to students and elders and everyone in-between. Everyone loves to hear a story and this is your chance to hear something juicy or to tell us something juicy. The event is free with a $5 suggested donation at the door. Refreshments will be available.
Ocotillo Poetry Slam is a project of Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, Inc. and Odyssey Storytelling is a project of StoryArts Group, Inc.; both parent groups are 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organizations.