"Old Home, New Home" Story Slam: April 2017
“CHINA REMIXED” STORY SLAM AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON
Are you a Chinese student with an interesting story to tell about studying or living in the United States?
Are you a domestic student who has an interesting story about studying or living in China?
We are seeking serious stories, funny stories, emotional stories, mysterious stories, and provocative stories about your experiences. They only have to be true! We’ll be hosting a storytelling workshop to help you craft your 5-minute story, followed by a public story slam for all workshop participants. If you feel more comfortable telling your story in Mandarin, we will provide a translator. The theme for this special “China Remixed” story slam is “Old Home, New Home.”
The workshop will be led by the Arts and Humanities Council storytelling team and will introduce students to the basics of live storytelling. Students will work in small groups and one-on-one with instructors, learning to shape their personal experiences into well-crafted stories. The slam will take place the following week, and it will be open to the public. All events are free, but space is limited.
- April 8 - Student Workshops at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures
- Group A meets at 1-3pm
- Group B meets at 3-5pm
- April 11 – Story Slam at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures
- 7:00pm doors open
- 7:30pm storytelling begins
- Reception to Follow
- Email your name, major, year, and a brief story (500 words or less) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Include “Old Home, New Home” in the subject line.
- Please specify your workshop preference for Group A or Group B.
Space for the workshop and story slam is limited, so please only sign up if you are able to attend both days.
- Stories should be TRUE stories from your own life.
- While we appreciate good writing, this isn’t an essay contest. We want to work with students who feel passionately about their stories and who are excited to craft stories they can share with others.
- Think big or think small – be funny or serious - just be sincere about your life and the story you want to share. Tell us what emotions you felt, and what you learned or felt about your new home or old home.
Submit your application by Friday, March 24.
Students will be contacted on Friday, April 1 to confirm their space in the workshop.