ETSU Storytelling presenting season’s final story slam

Published 12:02 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2023

JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University invites the public to the final Re-Generation Story Slam of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, in Johnson City.

“Our last story slam of the Spring 2023 season promises to be one of the most exciting,” graduate assistant and event producer Cory Howard said.

Happening at The Down Home, located at 300 W. Main St., this month’s theme is “Quests.” All in attendance are invited, but not required, to submit their names into a random drawing to be selected to tell personal stories about long journeys, impossible obstacles, stunning victories, devastating defeats and every kind of quest in-between.

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“The theme ‘Quests’ arrives as many of the ETSU Storytelling program graduate students will be finishing up their time at the school and embarking on new adventures, so it seems quite appropriate,” Howard added.

The rules:
* Audience members wishing to tell a story will drop their name into a fishbowl, and the MC will draw 10 names randomly.
* You will have five minutes to tell a story. The story should be true, related to the theme and told, not read.
* The audience will vote for their favorite story, and the top story winner gets $50.
There is no admission price, though organizers suggest a $5-$10 donation. Adult-themed stories are likely. Presented by ETSU Storytelling, the event is also made possible by the student organization Storyteller Collective at ETSU, the Department of Communication and Performance and The Down Home.

Contact Storytelling at storytel@etsu or (423) 439-8188 for additional information.