Lancaster Story Slam
Short form story telling at its finest!
$8 advance/$10 door
Lancaster Story Slam
If you have a story to tell, sign up upon arrival. We’ll draw ten names out of a hat and each storyteller takes the stage and tells their story. Stories should be true as you remember it and approximately five minutes long. Our three judges will choose a winning storyteller, who is awarded a slot in the year end Grand Slam where they will compete for the title of Best Storyteller in Lancaster. Check out the rules page for more info.
Of course, listeners are also wanted! If you have not attended a Story Slam, be prepared to be surprised and inspired. One story may be hilarious, only to be followed by a story that is touching, breathtaking, or even heartbreaking. We never know what a storyteller will say when they take the mic, and that is part of the fun.
Advance tickets are $8 and available HERE. Tickets at the door are $10. We hope to see you there!
Here is the schedule for the entire year:
After the initial January event, Story Slams will be on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Story Slams start at 8 pm. Here’s dates and themes TBD for the year:
February 28th – Love & Hate
March 28th – Man vs. Beast
April 25th – Money
May 23rd – Don’t Tell Mom
June 27th – Awkward Pause
July 25th – That One Time
August 22nd – Hot Mess
September 26th – Old School
October 24th – Nightmares
What is Story Slam?
A Story Slam is an event where anyone can take the stage and tell a story! The story should be loosely based on the theme of the night, be approximately five minutes long, and be true as you remember it! Three judges are chosen from the audience and each storyteller is given scores based on content and presentation. We don’t take the competition part too seriously, it’s all about sharing diverse stories.
Story Slams are held all over the world, mainly in cities such as New York, London, Brisbane, Philadelphia, Scranton, Baltimore, Washington DC, and even West Chester, PA. Now Story Slam is coming to Lancaster, PA!