Friday, April 1, 2011

Campus Slammer Wesleyan 2011

One coffee shop
5 judges
7 story slammers
1 timer
1 large batch story listeners
2 finalists

That is the recipe for a great night of Campus Slammer  Story Slam at Wesleyan March 31, 2011.
As things were organized everyone ordered their favorite hot drink and settled in to hear stories on the theme: Winners and Losers!  Thanks to  their on-campus radio station for coming out and recording the stories to air on their show Speak Your Piece.
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Winners and Losers in the stories came from every where but among the tellers we had a field of all winners, they all did an awesome job and the scores were close and broken by adherence to the time requirement. Way to go - Victor, Paul, Chris, Lindsey, Charlotte, Taylor, Jake and Hannah!

      Thanks to the Espwesso Coffee Shop for sharing their space and trying to make coffee quietly while our story slam was in progress. They were a warm oasis on a cold wintry night. Many thanks to  campus coordinator Lindsey Abrams.
Two finalists were selected to represent Wesleyan at the Finals April 28, 2011 7 p.m. at Conn College in New London.  Taylor Goodstein and Paul Pianta, Congratulations! Your stories were fun and entertaining for us all.  We look forward to seeing you and a strong support team from Wesleyan at the finals.

The overall winner from  the Finals of Campus Slammer will return with 2 runners up to  anchor a Showcase Mic on Saturday April 30, 2011 at the Connecticut Storytelling Festival,  The Showcase mic will follow the main storytelling concert.  Seven  other people interested in sharing a slam story will have an opportunity to tell that evening with our winners.

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