WHO WE ARE
Edmonton Story Slam is an open mic storytelling competition open to anyone with a five minute story to share. Come tell a story or just enjoy the show!
Our mandate is to provide a welcoming environment for writers to share their creative work in an atmosphere free of censorship.
Story Slam is a grassroots organization run by volunteers who love stories. Edmonton Story Slam Society was launched in Feb, 2006 and officially became a not for profit organization in 2008.
Story Slam respectfully acknowledges and is grateful to gather on Treaty 6 territory, which is valued as a meeting place and home to many Indigenous nations, including the Cree, Nakota-Sioux, Tsuu-T’ina, Blackfoot, and Métis as well as many others. We extend our hand in respect and friendship to these nations and strive to honour the tradition of sharing stories.
EDMONTON STORY SLAM IS
FREE FROM CENSORSHIP
Wed, Oct 18, 2023
This month we are partnering with LItFest, a non-fiction festival in Edmonton. Stories should be non-fiction.
A very special thank you to LItFest for supporting Edmonton Story Slam. They will be contributing to the "pot" for the winner.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Every Third Wed of the Month
Where: 9910 (basement of the Common) 9910 109 Street
When: Third Wednesday of every month
Time: Stories start at 7:30 pm
Sign up: 7 pm, come to the table at the front to sign up
There are no tickets to attend. When you come that evening, we will ask for $5 from the story tellers for administration, and then pass the hat to audience members during intermission for the winner (suggested donation $5)
What to expect: beverages, great atmosphere, language and content warning, menu from The Common
This is an over 18 venue. No minors allowed.
"The very reason I write is so that I might not sleepwalk through my entire life."