ROSWELL, Ga. – The Roswell Cultural Arts Center (RCAC) has announced the start of Story SLAM, a new monthly competitive storytelling series on June 16.
Each event will offer both amateur and professional storytellers the opportunity to drop their names in the hat for a chance at five minutes to tell their truth – a story told with no notes inspired by each month’s theme. Plus, the winner of each Story SLAM will be invited to compete in a Grand SLAM competition event in 2015.
“We all have stories. That is an integral part of our Southern charm. We connect with other human beings through our stories. The RCAC wants to offer up the space to anyone and everyone looking for a community, a connection. All are welcome,” said RCAC Coordinator Sarah Chandler.
Slams start at 7 p.m. and take place on Monday nights. The dates and themes for the 2014 Story SLAM series are:
June 16: The First Time
July 21: Freedom
Aug. 18: School Ties
Sept. 29: Social Media
Oct. 13: Falling
Nov. 17: Coming Home
Dec. 15: Nut Crackers
With the help of North Fulton School of Music, RCAC will host a local band to provide a 30-minute pre-show musical set at each Story SLAM from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The first act to play on June 16 will be Clea Cullen, a local pianist-singer-songwriter.
Each event will run approximately two hours with a full cash bar in the lobby, which will be open from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Story SLAM admission is $10 cash at the door.
Story SLAMs will be hosted by a different dynamic duo each month, beginning with two Wesleyan College graduates on June 16 – Chandler and local Roswell resident Becky Nelson.
RCAC will also collect books and donate them to local families with young children to promote early literacy. Attendees who bring a book for a child 6 or under will receive $5 off admission.
The Story SLAMs are made possible in part by a generous donation from North Fulton School of Music. For more information, visit www.roswellcac.com or follow RCAC on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram (#RoswellCAC).