Storytelling SlamFest, May 29-31

The Southern Order of Storytellers is co-sponsoring the Storytelling SlamFest with the Academy Theater in Avondale Estates on Friday, May 29, Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31.

The schedule for the weekend festival is below:

On May 29th, the show opens with Battles of the Stories and the evening features, Robert Drake, Brian Phillips, Warren Jacob, Grace Hawthorne, Barry Stewart-Mann and Aaron Gottlieb.

On Saturday, May 30th storytelling workshops plus and open mike event will be conducted throughout the day.  Please see schedule below:

10:30 AM – Noon – Kid’s Story Workshop featuring Natalie Jones

12:00 – 1:15 – Family/Kids Story Performance

1:30 PM- 3:30 PM – Three (3) different workshops
1) Gathering Family Stories
2) Beginning Stortelling for Adults
3) Bringing your Stories to Life with Movement & Gestures

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM Open Mike

On the evening of May 30th, the show features Phil Kaplan, Jenny Clark, the Thoroughly Modern Senior Ensemble of the Academy Theatre, Esther Culver, Matthew Kahler, Gateway Performance Productions and a Liars Contest with the ending line of the story – BECAUSE AFTER SWINE FLU, PIRATES JUST AREN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE.

On Sunday May 31st, the show starts at 2:00 PM and Sacred Storytelling will be the theme of the performance featuring Janice Butt, Connie Dodge and Rabbi Joshua Lesser.

Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for all three days.  For more information please visit or email at or call the Academy box office: 404-474-8332.

The flyer is available for download here.