Sunday, January 30, 2011

Moth Detroit Winner,Writing Letters and Story

                                                                                                          January 30,2011

Dear Campus Slammer ,

               I am so excited to hear you are visiting all those Connectiucut college campuses. What a wonderful season of listening to stories that will be. Please do remember to write and tell us how each one goes.  I have  watched with keen interest the Moth slams and MassMouth slams in New York and Boston via the You-Tube recordings. The stories of  lives  played out over a five minute period  can be incredibly moving or in some instances so funny my sides ache with the laughter.
             When you visit the Uconn Campus for their slam on Feb. 21,2011 try to stop by the  Gampel Pavillion walkway and rub the statue Husky dog's nose for good luck!   I heard the theme at Uconn is "Bad Romance" , might bring to mind some of those reading requirements from school or the old love letters discovered in a musty old chest. It will be interesting to see what twist the  chosen tellers will bring to that theme.
           The Campus Slammer will take to the airwaves on that day Feb 21. The local radio station, WILI 1400 AM is  hosting some of the organizers to tell about the events and bring some added excitement to the already building anticipation of the event. Be sure to set your radio dial the night before so you can hear Wake Up with Wayne and the Campus Slammer guests.
           I am reminded that many of the finalist will travel to New London to share their story in the finals. What a wonderful time to visit the Conn College Campus, and the Connecticut Storytelling Festival. April the campus is full of blossoms and  green grass. All contestants will also receive tickets to the performance of Native American ( Choctaw) teller Tim Tingle, on Saturday night. I am looking forward to Tim's performance in particular.  Directly after that  the Showcase mic will be held featuring the Overall Winner of Campus Slammer and two runners up. That will certainly be a time to enjoy story and celebrate the 7 colleges who participated.  We will share the stage with seven others that night by drawing names from a hat of those interested in trying out the fun of slam participation.
    All in all the entire spring series is a great set  of events to look forward to. I hope that you have wonderful weather as we have heard how the snow has captured most of Connecticut hostage this season. Please write and tell us how each event transpires. 

                                                                                                 CT. Storytelling Center



Friday, January 28, 2011

The Campus Slammer Turn Your World Upside Down

Listen up all you in the Uconn and Eastern campus listening area. Just set your timer mark your calendar and Wake Up With Wayne!

That would be Wayne Norman and the WILI early morning radio show broadcast on 1400 AM from Main Street Willimantic. On Feb. 21 ,2011 You can wake up with Wayne and hear about the Campus Slammer. That's right we will be on the airwaves promoting the Campus Slammer to the whole Eatern CT region!

A 5 minute story to tell will get you into the local contest on your campus. 2 finalists will go from there to the  Finals at Conn College on  April 28 th. One winner and two runners up will be chosen. They will come  back and tell their stories one more time at the Showcase mic at the CT Storytelling Festival on April 30, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. This showcase mic will follow the main concert of the CT Storytelling Festival.  Check out this hot new storytelling craze!

You don't need to go to Thorpe Park and pay to ride their Slammer.  Have a Slammer turn your world upside down, bring your story, represent your college, head to head, which University will end up on top? Tell your friends, bring your friends, to a Campus Slammer! Wake up with Wayne 1400 AM WILI Feb 21, 2011 to get more up to the minute details. That is the very day we will hold a Campus Slammer at Uconn. ( CLAS in conjunction with Long River Live )

Subscribe or follow this blog to get all the dates, times and locations and check the website page at  We will update as each university gets their date set.

                      Uconn, Eastern, Western, Wesleyan, Trinity, Conn.College, U-Hartford

Set Your Story Free

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

UConn Commercial/ It's a DATE!

 Charles:  Feb. 21, 2011   7 p.m.    CLAS Bldg  with Long River Live!

Whatcha Doin?    Will you come to a story slam, it's a contest of five minute stories.

Augustus:  I heard about it, they call it the CAMPUS SLAMMER!

Charles: there will be cool prizes and the finals are April 28, 2011 at Conn College in New London. Two will represent Uconn that night!

Augustus: Maybe it will be us, You're funny, I'm smart and we can tell a good story

Charles: remember they are choosing a theme  , I hear it is going to be " Bad Romance"

Augustus: I thought we would have to go to New York for the hottest, newest trend?

Charles: New York has The Moth, Boston has Mass Mouth but...

Connecticut. has  7 colleges in CAMPUS SLAMMER  2011!

subscribe or follow here to get up to the minute details for all the campus slams! Then on to the finals and the Showcase Mic for the winner and two runners up  at the Ct. Storytelling Festival April 30, 2011 at 9:30 p.m.
details also coming out regularly on 

Augustus: I've got to tell all my friends at Wesleyan,  Conn College,  Eastern, Western,  Trinity, and U Hartford. We're going to beat them with our words!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Moth GrandSLAM winning story

One way to end up in the slammer is rob a bank, just ask Moran Cerf  Moth  Grand Slam. Another way is  CAMPUS SLAMMER!  We are coming to a college campus near you.  The campus slammer intercollegiate story slam at Uconn - Eastern, Western, Trinity, Conn College and Wesleyan, Finals April 28,2011. 

Will a Husky win? Maybe a Bantam? time will tell bring your school a little pride.

All the info will be up on just as soon as details are confirmed on each campus. 5 minute story, you can do that!  Uconn Feb 21 at Long River Live 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

First Person Arts StorySlam: Bad Idea--Dan Mirman

There are a growing number of story  slams around the country, but imagine my surprise when watching this video  to find he was talking about Uconn in Storrs.  Full circle as now we will be hosting a Campus Slammer right here on the Uconn Campus. You can read all the guidelines when they are posted on the web page.

So if Dan can tell his story so can you. Get some friends together Come to the Campus Slammer Feb. 21, 2011 in the English building at Uconn 7 p.m.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Uconn Campus Slammer

The Uconn Long River Live Open Mic will play host to the new and exciting
         Campus Slammer

Feb. 21, 2011 at 7 p.m.

 Located in the Stern Lounge of the English Building on Glenbrook Rd. Home of the popular mic series on this evening, the Long River Live crew will present  its first Story Slam, 5 minute stories in a competitive format.     The finalists chosen that night will represent Uconn at the finals April 28, 2011  at Conn College and hosted by the Ct. Storytelling Center

The final winner and 2 runners up will be featured in a Showcase Mic at the Ct. Storytelling Festival April 30, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. 

The theme for the Uconn Slam will be announced  in the next 48 hours so  click on our "follow/subscribe" button to get the update delivered to your in-box. Guidelines will be posted on the website

Which campus will take home the final honors? Uconn? Eastern? Western? Wesleyan? Trinity? Conn College?   Break Out  Bring Your Story!

What prizes will be offered?

Who will our esteemed judges be?

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