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Story Slam Slider, a patron telling story to audience during Story Slam

Adults, 18+ only

This month’s Story Slam is presented in partnership with 38 North Fest!

David Hollond will be hosting. Music by Jonathan Fleig starts at 7:00 pm followed by stories at 7:30. The theme is ADVENTURES IN KANSAS.
If you’ve got a 6 – 8 minute long, true, personal story to tell related to this theme, please email David Hollond ( to let him know that you plan to tell a story. Even if you don’t let him know ahead of time, please come out and tell your story! As a reminder, Free State Story Slam is an adult (age 18+) event. The season runs from September – May culminating in our Grand Slam event in May. Next month’s story slam is on November 8, and the theme is UNDERDOG.  
As a reminder, we have made a few format changes for this season:
  • All the story slams will be held in the main stage theater.
  • Unlike in past seasons, we will not be voting for audience favorites at the end of the evening. Rather, the host (perhaps along with the help of a few audience members) will select two-three favorites and these storytellers will be invited to be featured storytellers at the season-ending Grand Slam event in May.
  • We are going to work on adhering to time limits for each story. A timekeeper will ring a bell (or make some similar warning sound) at 6 minutes and again at 8 minutes for feature length stories and at 2 minutes and 3 minutes for short, impromptu stories.

Thank you to Jody Johnson for hosting the season opener in September, and congratulations to the host favorite storytellers of the September event–Rick Chandler and Danielle Hemingson!


October 4, 2019
7:00 pm
Suggested donation
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Lawrence Arts Center Main Stage
940 New Hampshire Street
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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