February 25, 2009

Contest Time: Show Us Your Hidden Talents!

So, we attended our first First Person Arts Story Slam last night. And, we had a blast! What? You've never been to one? For the uninitiated, here's the deal: every Story Slam has a theme and people from the audience throw their name in a bucket if they have a story involving the theme. If their name is picked, they come on stage and tell a 5 minute story about it. People vote on the best story and there is a winner announced at the end.

Just between us, the place was crawling with hot dudes who looked like they've completed at least two semesters of their masters degree in some obscure field. Maybe the Story Slam could be the new place to pick up dudes? Watch your back Barnes & Nobles; there's a new, story slammin' sheriff in town.

The next one will take place on Tuesday, March 3rd at the World Cafe Live with DJ Robert Drake hosting the party. The theme is "Hidden Talents." We've got two tickets for the person who writes in to us with the best story involving this theme. Try to keep it short, like under 400 words. If it's funny, we'll publish it here and you'll get a chance to tell it to a roomful of strangers at the Story Slam. Yay!

Submissions are due in to us by Monday, March 2nd by noon. Send 'em in to hi@shmittenkitten.com with the subject line, "Hidden talents." We're excited to see what you guys come up with! If you don't wanna suggest a story, you can reserve your tickets to the event here. Don't sleep on this, Philly! These things usually sell-out so get your seat early.


Lora said...

I ADORE the story slams!! I go almost every month...you can judge other stories too..so fun! And I agree about the hot dudes as well...plus it takes a lot of confidence for someone to get on stage in front of an audience of strangers, which makes these dudes even hotter.

Pop Culture Casualty said...

Um, where exactly were all these hot dudes? Although I admit I've been out of the game for awhile. Now that I'm back in, I think my radar is off? Were they hiding behind the bar?

FirstPersonArts said...

Okay, PCC, you're starting to hurt my feelings here!

FirstPersonArts said...

Oh, also I forgot to add. Here's the winner from Tuesday night: http://www.firstpersonarts.org/blog/2009/02/26/and-the-audience-favorite-winner/

HughE Dillon said...

That's a great idea, Storyslams. I might have to do a pictorial at one of them. Thanks.

Pop Culture Casualty said...

I recant. There were plenty of hot pieces running around, but where were all the hot single dudes? That will be the end of my recanting.

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