The Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio present:

The Howl Story SLAM

- July 16, Saranac Lake, NY @ Bitters and Bones, 5-7pm

- July 23, Old Forge, NY @ Van Auken's Inne, 5-7pm

- July 29, Saratoga Springs, NY @ The Parting Glass, 5-7pm

- August 13, Clayton, NY @ The Lyric Coffee House & Bistro, 5-7pm

- August 18, Jay, NY @ The Recovery Lounge, 5-7pm

- September 9, Akwesasne, NY @ 37 West Steakhouse, 7-9pm

- September 11, North Creek, NY @ barVino, 5-7pm

- September 16, Kingston, Ontario @ Stone City Ales, 6-8pm

- September 17, Potsdam, NY @ McDuff's Pub, 6-8pm


- September 24, Heuvelton, NY @ Pickens Opera Hall

Theme: "Missed Opportunities"

Come to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!  The Howl StorySLAM is an open microphone storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme

How does it work? Storytellers (you, your friends and anyone else with a story to tell) put their names in a hat. Names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage and tell us their best story in five minutes. Two local judges will score every story to select The Howl StorySLAM winners of the night.

What else? All stories have to be true and come from personal experience. No notes. Do you need to be a professional storyteller? Heck no! Just tell it from the heart! Tips on shaping your story are at ncpr.org and acw.org.

The The Howl Story SLAM is brought to you by NCPR and the Adirondack Center for Writing, a partnership brought about by a love and support of all stories and storytellers in the Adirondack North Country.

Questions? Contact the Baylee at Adirondack Center for Writing (info@adirondackcenterforwriting.org) or Jon at NCPR (jon@ncpr.org). 

www.adirondackcenterforwriting.org | www.northcountrypublicradio.org

Storyteller Guidelines

- True stories, told without notes. This includes scribbles on the back of your hands, our judges have great eyesight.

- Your audience is brilliant and easily distracted, jump right into the action of your story. 

- Practice your story as much as possible, on the toilet, during your morning commute, in line for coffee. By the time you arrive at the The Howl StorySLAM, you'll be cool as a cucumber. 

- Leave the rants and stand-up routines at home. Bits and pieces of each are welcome, but use humor and rants sparingly!

- Show up and put your name in the hat. When your name is called, you've got five minutes to tell your tale! 

- Storytellers will be judged on the stories relevance to the night's theme, a story with a conflict and resolution, and staying in the time limit.  

Visit The Howl Story SLAM page for photos/videos from each event!