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Re-Generation Stor-Etry Slam
Start Date: 11/15/2012Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 11/15/2012End Time: 9:30 PM

Event Description:
Re-Generation, the Johnson City Stor-etry Slam, will be held on Thurs., Nov. 15, 2012 at The Battery, 601 Spring Street, Johnson City, TN, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 - $10.

The East Tennessee State University Storytelling Program and the ETSU Department of Literature and Language present “Re-Generation: A Johnson City Stor-etry Slam.” The Re-Generation Stor-etry Slam combines two streams of the contemporary spoken word movement into a heady new performance cocktail. Performance poets and personal storytellers will mix it up, bringing forth a potent new blending of verbal arts. Fans of The Moth, Def PoetryJam, PorchLight, Asheville’s Synergy StorySlam or last year’s inaugural Re-Generation Stor-etry Slam series here in Johnson City will not want to miss it.

The Stor-etry Slam turns the traditional storytelling olio concert upside down and inside-out. Instead of paid professional tellers entertaining a captive audience, Slam patrons wishing to tell a story will simply drop their names into a hat, and poets who wish to read or recite will do the same. From each—the Story Hat and the Poetry Hat—five names will be drawn at random. Three story judges and three poetry judges selected from the audience will put their heads together and select the winning stories and poems of the night. First-place teller and poet take home cash prizes.

In the spirit of the season, November’s theme is Fallout. Stories should be true (or mostly true), ten minutes or under, and related to the evening’s theme. Poems should also be related to the theme, free as to form, and under five minutes in length. All community members with a story or poem to share are encouraged to throw their names into the hat. The Stor-etry Slam is not just for professional storytellers or published poets, but for anyone with a story to tell or a poem that speaks to the heart of an audience.

Special featured guest teller for this event is Patrick Cronin, well-known stage and screen actor and chair of ETSU’s Division of Theater. Pat is also a great old-time Irish raconteur, whose stories of life in the theater and in the jungles of Hollywood can bring roars of laughter and perhaps even a tear to the eye. 

For more information please contact: ETSU Storytelling Program, 423-439-7606
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Name: Brandon Hinman
Phone: 423-439-7606
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