PLEASE NOTE: The start/end date above is NOT the event date. This event will be held Nov. 15.
JOHNSON CITY (Posted Nov. 6, 2012) – Actor Patrick Cronin is the featured guest for this month’s “Re-Generation: A Johnson City Stor-etry Slam,” which will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Battery, 601 Spring Street.
Sponsored by the East Tennessee State University Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling and the Department of Literature and Language, this regular event features 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.
Cronin, professor and director of the Division of Theatre and Dance in ETSU’s Department of Communication, will share stories of life in the theater and Hollywood. The stage and screen actor, who is also an old-time Irish raconteur, has appeared in numerous films and television programs over the years, and most recently worked on an episode of Lifetime’s “Army Wives” and the film “This World,” written and directed by two ETSU theater graduates, John Hardy and Rick McVey.
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 November theme of “Fallout,” 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.