For its first ever Words Unleashed Story Slam on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., the Jesup Memorial Library has decided on a theme of “Firsts.” Come to the library and tell the story of one of your own “firsts” – first love, first job, first car, first child, first pet, first outdoor adventure, first time away from home, first concert, first whatever!
Those familiar with “The Moth” broadcast on NPR will recognize the format. These are true stories told live. Keep in mind your story must not only be true, but also must be your own story – not your sister’s or your best friend’s. Stories must be no more than five minutes long, and a prize will be awarded for the best, as judged by the audience.
This is an evening many folks have been asking for, and this is the perfect month to offer it. Plans are to hold additional Words Unleashed Story Slams in January and March if there is enough interest in November, so come by and participate – as either storyteller or audience member.
The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring the Words Unleashed Story Slam as part of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) events happening at the Jesup this year.
For more information, call the Jesup Memorial Library at (207) 288-4245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.