Howl Story SLAM: A ‘Hot Mess’ at the Recovery Lounge

UPPER JAY — The Recovery Lounge is welcoming back the Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio for The Howl Story SLAM.

The Howl Story SLAM is an open microphone storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme, Hot Mess. Come to tell a story or just to enjoy the show.

Storytellers put their names in a hat. Names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage and tell their best story in five minutes. Upper Jay Art Center and NCPR will choose a few judges from the audience who score every story to select The Howl Story Slam winners of the night. The first place winner will get an automatic invitation to the Grand Slam at the end of the year.

All stories have to be true and come from personal experience. No notes.

The Howl Story SLAM will be at the Recovery Lounge in the Upper Jay Art Center, Friday, Aug. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested.