About The Storyline Slam
10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER.
The Storytellers: Each month, 10 storytellers take the stage to share a six-minute story. To put your name in the Electronic Hat, sign up to be a teller on the front page of this website starting the day after the last SLAM. The SLAM lineup is posted the weekend before the show on this website and on the SLAM's Facebook event page.
The Judges: Audience members are picked at random the night of the show before the SLAM starts to be the judges.
The SLAM: Five judges score the stories on a scale of ten, with the total maximum points available set at 30. The highest and lowest scores from the judges will be dropped. The remaining scores are tallied to compile the storyteller's final score.
The Winner: The storyteller with the most points at the end of the night wins $30! Ties are decided by a "celebrity" tiebreaker judge.
Founded in 2011 by Dan Hoen Hull, The Storyline is a series of live storytelling nights that create a space for diverse stories without checking boxes. Several storytelling shows have sprung from their origins within The Storyline Collective including ...And Then It Got Weird, Yarnball and The Whole Story. The Storyline Slam continues in that tradition as a monthly slam competition, aimed to further storytelling in The Valley and foster a spirit of fun in the community.
The Storyline Slam will be held at The Newton next to Changing Hands Bookstore and First Draft Book Bar.