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Date(s) - Sunday, Aug 30
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


“Storytelling, you know, has a real function. The process of the storytelling is itself a healing process, partly because you have someone there who is taking the time to tell you a story that has great meaning to them. They’re taking the time to do this because your life could use some help, but they don’t want to come over and just give advice. They want to give it to you in a form that becomes inseparable from your whole self. That’s what stories do. Stories differ from advice in that, once you get them, they become a fabric of your whole soul. That is why they heal you.” — Alice Walker, 1990

For this OKC StorySLAM, we honor, amplify, and celebrate the importance of Black Stories told by members of our community.

If you would like a chance to participate in this online storytelling event, you can submit your story for consideration.


Rules for participation:
1. Stories must be true, or as best remembered by the storyteller
2. Stories must be told without notes, straight from the heart.
3. Stories must be told in 7 minutes or less.

A link is posted in the discussion for you to propose your story. If selected, you will receive instructions for participating. All stories will be told virtually. A required dress rehearsal will be scheduled a couple of days prior to the event, and you must be available during the live event on August 30th.

This program is presented in partnership with the Metropolitan Library System. Watch the live performance via the Metropolitan Library System’s facebook page


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