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Real stories, live & uncensored. Stories told live, MOTH–style, with a new theme the second Friday of each month. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Live music by Hello Biplane (Braden Young & Spencer Goertz-Giffen) & social hour starts at 7pm. Slam starts at 7:30 pm. Cocktails throughout. The Second Friday of every month, September to May (except December).

Jody Johnson will be hosting. 
If you’ve got a 6 – 8 minute long, true, personal story to tell related to this theme, please come to the story slam and share 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 October 4, and the theme is ADVENTURES IN KANSAS.  
A couple of changes for this season:
  • All the story slams will be held in the main stage theater.
  • Unlike in past seasons, 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.

Adults, 18+ only


September 13, 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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