JOHNSON CITY (March 12, 2013) – Two more events remain in the spring schedule of “Re-Generation: A Johnson City Stor-etry Slam,” a regular event featuring a unique blend of storytelling and poetry held at The Battery, 601 Spring Street.
Sponsored by the East Tennessee State University Storytelling Program and Department of Literature and Language, the Stor-etry Slam begins at 7:30 p.m. with a noted storyteller, then combines two streams of spoken word into a “new performance cocktail,” with poets and storytellers “mixing it up,” resulting in a new blending of verbal arts.
The themes for the two remaining slams for the spring semester are “Tipping Point” on Thursday, March 21, and “Passed Over” on Thursday, April 18.
The Stor-etry Slam is different from a traditional storytelling concert. Instead of performances by paid professional storytellers, Slam patrons who wish to tell a story may drop their names into a hat, and poets who wish to read or recite will do the same. Five names will be drawn at random from both the Story Hat and the Poetry Hat.
Stories should be true (or mostly true), related to the theme of the evening, and no longer than 10 minutes. Poems should also be related to the theme and under five minutes in length.
Three story judges and three poetry judges, selected from the audience, will pick the winning poems and stories of the night. First place winners in each category will receive cash prizes.
Admission is a suggested donation of $5-$10. This event is not suitable for children.
For more information or special assistance or seating for those with disabilities, contact the ETSU Storytelling Program office at (423) 439-7606 or email@example.com.