The third Scranton StorySlam will take place at The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel's Platform Lounge on Friday, November 23rd. The theme of the event this round is "Game Changers: An Evening of Life Altering Moments."
The Scranton StorySlam is a unique storytelling competition at which ten storytellers each share a true, five-minute, personal story inspired by the theme. Stories are told without notes, allowing the storytellers to connect with the audience in a spontaneous and authentic way.
While storyslams are becoming popular around the country and around the world, the Scranton StorySlam is the first of its kind in our area. The event meets at the crossroads of theater, performance, writing, memoir and documentary art.
Conor McGuigan will return as Master of Ceremonies. Storytellers include J.W. Colwell, film reviewer for PA Live!; writer and actress Eleanor Gwyn-Jones; playwright and teacher Matt Hinton; Laurie McMillan, Marywood University professor of English; lifelong Westside resident and local artists' model Pat McNichols; Judge Thomas J. Munley; writer Barbara Kelly O'Brien; and Patrice Wilding, Lifestyles writer and reporter for the Scranton Times-Tribune. There will be two wild cards selected at random from audience members who wish to tell a story and have thrown their name in a hat at the beginning of the evening.
A panel of judges will determine the winner, including Rock 107's Dave DiRienzo; Julie Imel, writer and editor at Electric City/Diamond City Newspaper; poet Jim Warner; and Hank Willenbrink, playwright and University of Scranton professor of Theatre. The victor will take home fifty bucks and a Slammy, the prestigious StorySlam trophy.
Recommended for ages 14 and up
Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel (View)
700 Lackawanna Ave
Scranton, PA 18503
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