Guest Teller: Obo Martin
Local Teller: Caleb Dardick
Saturday, Jul 9th at 9:30 am on the NEW amphitheater Stage
Hear the stories of a writer, activist and long time San Juan Ridge resident.
This year’s theme is COURAGE
Saturday, July 9th at 5:30 pm in the Schoolhouse
The Sierra Storytelling Festival will hold the hugely popular Story Slam once more this year. It’s your chance to regale the crowd and compete in the art of storytelling for a prize, by telling your own true story that’s in accord with our Slam Theme. It’s a contest of words by talent both known and undiscovered, and anyone over age 18 can tell.
You as a slammer will enter the competition by dropping your name in a hat. Twelve names will be drawn.
You’ll have five minutes to tell the tale. Time your tale well. Points are lost if you pass the five minutes.
There will be a small team of judges, some professional storytellers, some not, made up of audience members.
Judges will make decisions based on these criteria: how well the story is told; how well the story is structured; how well the story explores, connects with, and/or reveals some truth about the theme; and how well the time limit is honored.
True stories are the medium here; poetry is discouraged unless it fits the criteria and tells a story. Folktales, myths or fables are discouraged unless, again, they are worked into the teller’s true story and fit the criteria. Copyright laws apply: Don’t use someone else’s work. Audience and judges expect real life adventures.
Props—including notes—are not to be used.
The winner is the lucky recipient of an All-Festival Pass to next year’s Sierra Storytelling Festival.