StorySlam is a monthly open-mic and featured storytelling event, where people tell us true personal stories on a theme.
Thursday, May 17: "STRANGERS"
True stories of people's lives being changed forever by the words or actions of a stranger.
Where: Sweet Bar Bakery, 2355 Broadway at 24th St., Oakland.
Time: Doors 6:30. Show begins 7:30.
Sliding scale entry, $5-20, credit card or cash.
New! Buy your ticket in advance for a reserved seat inside the bakery.
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Audience members are encouraged to participate! Just put your name in the hat to tell a true story from your life on the theme. 5 minutes or less. Or just come and listen. We have informal judging and give out informal prizes to the best open-miker, and the best overall storyteller.
Rules: Stories must be true, about your own life, and touch on the theme in some way. A bell will sound when you've hit the 5-minute time limit, so try to wrap it up before the bell.
Want to be a featured storyteller with your great story that's 8-10 minutes long? Pitch StorySlam Oakland.
Now on the First Saturday of every month at Layover in Oakland! Spontaneous Storytelling is an interactive social event combining the fun of meeting new people with telling and hearing true stories. An icebreaker game warms you up and gets you talking to people. Next, we pick themes from suggestions from the audience.
Then we take turns getting up and telling our stories until all the drink tickets are gone. Win a free drink just for telling a true story.
Next show: Saturday May 5, and every First Saturday of the Month,
at: Layover, 1517 Franklin St., Oakland.