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Apr
27
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2017
SOLD OUT: Story Slam: Wait…You Said What??? @ Bearsville Theater
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Story Slam is SOLD OUT.

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Our infamous Story Slam will once again open the Festival, on Thursday night, April 27, 2017.

The event is always the talk of the weekend. It’s a classic Woodstock evening, celebrating the joy of words.

This year’s Story Slam will be held at the Bearsville Theater, in Bearsville, NY.

The 2017 Story Slam theme is inspired by the endless seeking of clarification in our daily lives – who can believe anything any more? We want to hear your versions of the truth!

To that end, each story must contain the phrase, “Wait…You Said What???

Each story must be under 4 minutes— and there will be a timer and a gong. This makes for a rollicking good time. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more supportive and interactive audience than this one.

Check out some videos of last year’s event.

The winner goes home with a Woodstock Bookfest goody bag, overflowing with prizes from our sponsors.

Co-hosts for the event are Ida Hakkila, whose voice you’ll recognize from her Heavy Light Show on Radio Woodstock, and her comic foil, writer/editor Kitty Sheehan.

Judges will be Robert Burke Warren, Lisa Wexler, and Mark Cuddy.

On the gong and bongos will be Peter Caigan.

Come cheer on the storytellers!

Get your tickets now, as this is always a standing room only event.

Don’t want to miss out on any of the action?

Our Full Festival Pass includes all keynotes, panels, and parties!