Story Slams


What is a Story Slam?

Story slam tellers have a great time.

Tellers enjoy the appreciative audiences at our story slams.

A story slam is a storytelling competition where tellers get the opportunity to tell a five-minute true, personal story on the theme of the slam. Audience judges score each teller and determine a winner. Tellers interested in telling should put their names in a bag before the show. If their name is drawn, they tell. Usually up to ten tellers perform over the course of a typical show.

How are stories judged?

Story Slam judges are audience members who are given in-depth 2 minute training for their role. To be a judge, audience members cannot have anyone in their party who puts his/her name in the hat. These are the instructions the judges are given on what to look for.

What is a theme?

The theme is an open-ended topic that you are free to interpret in whatever way is meaningful to you. Here are examples of our upcoming and recent themes:

January 11, 2018 ~ “Resolutions”

November 30, 2017 ~ “Unexpected”

September 28, 2017 ~ “Seriously”

July 13, 2017 ~ “Second Thoughts”

May 18, 2017 ~ “Crossing A Line”

When are the slams?

Slams start at 7:00 pm, and go until 9:00 pm. Check our blog for information about specific slam dates. Refreshments (including wine and beer) are available for purchase, so come a few minutes early, socialize, get some refreshments, and enjoy a relaxed and intimate evening.

Where are the slams?

The Story People hold story slams in partnership with Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA). OTA is located at 414 N Sequim Ave. Sequim, WA 98382.

How much does admission cost?

$10 general admission; $8 for members of The Story People Of Clallam County or OTA.

How do I get tickets?

Advanced tickets are available at the about two weeks before the show. Tickets are also available at the door.

If you have questions, contact Ingrid Nixon at