Tuesday, March 29, 2011

And The Winners Are ...ECSU Campus Slammer

Seven bold students took their place on the stage at Eastern CT. State University Tuesday night March 29 in the first ever ECSU Campus Slammer. Competition started to heat up as the stories were told of a candle toasting kitty then a story rapped out about lovers compared to swans and sharks. There were Twilight moments, one story triggered by another. There were birthdays and sad days and open laughter. Thanks to Keith Cummings, Steven Engborg, Katie Morous, Sarah Mooney, Peter Berry, Jim Shannon and
Jennifer Henries for sharing their story.

And The Winners Are..........
Jennifer Henries and Jim Shannon
Jennifer and Jim will represent ECSU at the finals April 28 at Conn College
 Audience settles in as Media Services set up to video tape the performance of Campus Slammer.
The Campus Slammer is sponsored by the Connecticut Storytelling Center http://www.connstorycenter.org/  You can get all the information on the Finals and Showcase Mic on their website. Storyteller and  ECSU Professor Raouf Mama was our on campus liaison. We appreciate his working to bring Campus Slammer to Eastern in 2011.

At the finals April 28,  2 winners from each campus will face off in a final story slam of the season  and we will have a  Overall winner and 2 runners up announced. Those three will return on April 30 to be part of the Showcase Mic at the CT. Storytelling Festival. Good Luck to Jennifer and Jim!

Next slam is Thursday March 31 at Wesleyan Coffee House 9 p.m.

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