Tuesday night, April 12th, I went to The Vancouver Story Slam group which meets every second Tuesday of every month. Sometimes I watch but this time I was a participant. For those of you who don’t know, this is story telling competition. I came in a humble second as well as receiving the line of the night award which if you listen, starts with “Every siesta time we are now having…”. This is from the book I am currently completing called The Happy Hammock about our hilarious and profound adventures in Mexico.
The Vancouver Story Slam Info
Where: The Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R2
When: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, get there by 7:30 if you want to get a good seat, starts at 8pm – 10 pm.
What: 10 storytellers tell 4 – 6 minute stories that you get to vote on, plus warm up story and awards of $75 for first prize, $50 for second prize, $25 for third prize. and various other prizes
Cost: $5 (and patronage at the Bistro of food and/or drinks)
Sign up to be a teller, rules and other info: https://www.facebook.com/VancouverStorySlam/
Thanks to JP LORENCE for giving me the video AND WHO WON the competition that night by the way, for his story about the birth and the death of a story, and its possible resurrection.
Third place went to a first timer, Devon More, for her story of how language barriers in a movie theatre can result in something being lost (or added!) in translation.