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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.