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StorySlam is a monthly open-mic and featured storytelling event, where people tell us true personal stories on a theme.
All or Nothing
Thursday, Aug. 16
Doors 6:30pm, Show, 7:00~ish
Sweet Bar Bakery, 2355 Broadway at 24th St.
$10 online; sliding scale $5 - $20 at the door
I'm thrilled to announce that one of my favorite storytelling people in the Bay Area, Corey Rosen, will be telling a story as a Featured Storyteller this month.
As host of The Moth (Berkeley) at the Freight & Salvage, he's always inspired me with his wit, charm, and ability to improv with the audience. Corey taught me key aspects of how to tell a great true story, in his storytelling class at Writing Pad.
Now I'm very proud to present him at StorySlam Oakland on August 16th, telling a true personal story on the theme, "All or Nothing."
In addition to Corey, our other Featured Storytellers are two award-winning performers who also are Coreytelling alumni from his classes. Jeff Hanson and Eric Leckbee.
It is sure to be a great night with this triumvirate of talent.
I recommend you get your ticket ahead of time on Eventbrite. If you do, we will save you a seat inside the bakery. You can always be spontaneous and decide to get in at the door, but it may be Standing Room Only.
We strongly recommend you arrive early for good seats. Enjoy the food and drink at Sweet Bar Bakery.
At the door it's a sliding scale entry, $5-20, credit card or cash.
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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 just for fun.
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.
Every first Saturday of the 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.
Put your name in the hat, and if you get picked to tell your story, you'll win a free drink!
Next show: Saturday, Sept. 1, and every First Saturday of the Month,
at: Layover, 1517 Franklin St., Oakland.