The second Trident story slam of the 2018-2019 season is on the theme “BLACK SHEEP” Bring your best true stories of being an outsider (or sheep herder) to Trident’s upstairs cafe for an evening of engaging entertainment and dinner and drinks if you choose.
Doors open at 6pm. Slam starts at 7pm. Tickets are $12 online or at the door.
What is a Story Slam?
A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Story slammers sign up on that night to tell a 5-minute true story on the evening’s theme. Ten names are drawn at random from a box. A team of five volunteer judges evaluates how well each story is told, how well it is constructed, how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme, and how well it honors the time limit. The top-scorer is awarded a prize and this winner, the runner-up and the audience-selected favorite earn an opportunity to compete to perform at the “Big Mouth Off” at the end of the slam season in the spring!
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.