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Howl Story Slam lands in Tupper Lake next Wednesday

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio are teaming up to host the sixth season of the Howl Story Slam, which returns to Tupper Lake this month.

This live, true storytelling event will take place at Raquette River Brewing on next Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and should end no later than 8:30 p.m.

The price of admission is a $5-10 suggested donation. The season’s storytelling theme is “All in a Day’s Work.”

Howl Story Slam is a night of live, spirited stories told by anyone who would like to sign up. The rules are that your story must be true, must be told in under five minutes, and must be told without notes, unscripted. Judges will score stories, and at the end of the event, one person will be crowned the winner. Winning storytellers are given an invite to perform at ACW’s “Grand Slam” on Jan. 7, 2023 at the Saranac Lake Town Hall.

“After the pandemic forced most of our recent story slams online, we’re relieved to be back in person at venues across the North Country. Hearing a story told in this way is not only amusing and moving, but it can truly bring a community together, showing even the closest friends new sides to one another,” said ACW Executive Director Nathalie Thill.

“As always, we want a story with strong conflict, or a journey with some real obstacles,” Thill added. “Remember our advice: get quick to the action; practice, practice, practice; and stick to the theme. We can’t wait to hear you on the mic at a Howl Story Slam this summer.”

This is the fourth Howl event on the 2022 line-up, following slams at Dickinson Center, Keeseville and Saranac Lake. The final slam of the regular season will take place in Bolton Landing and Bolton Landing Brewing Company on Nov. 2, and the Grand Slam, where all the season’s winners compete against each other, will be held at the Harrietstown Town Hall on Jan. 7.

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