A huge thank you to everyone who braved the relentless drizzle and cold this weekend and brought sleeping bags and blankets and chairs and food and good cheers to listen to an amazing group of storytellers at our first BackYard Slam of the season. What a night! Also a big congratulations to Deb Parker who took the Grand Slam prize with a fabulous and hilarious story about growing up with a sexually adventurous mom. We will be back in Tivoli next month on June 12. The theme of the night is “Slippery Slope.” Come drop your name in the hat to tell your story! In the meantime you can listen to the stories from the Grand Slam here and check out all the Backyard Summer Slam dates & themes here.
Hi dear story lovers,
A reminder that this Saturday is our 2021 Backyard Grand Slam. We hope to see many of you there. May 8 @ 5pm in beautiful Tivoli NY with an amazing line-up up some of our favorite storytellers. Please RSVP as we’re still limiting participation due to the pandemic, and we’ll send you the location address once you do. Those of you who joined us last year will know the location already. Message us to save your spot.
And check out the dates and themes for our Backyard Summer Series below, and let’s have a summer filled with stories and community.
2021 Backyard THEMES & DATES:
June 12: Slippery Slope
July 10: Down and Dirty
August 14: Dog Days
September 11: Love Thy Neighbor?
October 9: Day of the Dead
TIME: SIGN-UP 4.30 / STORIES 5PM
WHERE: Tivoli, NY (email for address)
All welcome. Some adult language likely. BYO blanket/chair/refreshments
Tell a story – tell your friends
Storytellers! This summer we are introducing a series of intensive 2-day storytelling workshops designed to help you craft and develop themed stories to be told at On The Fly story slams. We will introduce you to basic principles of storytelling and explore useful performance techniques in an intimate and supportive group setting. At the end of the workshop, you will perform your story at the next On The Fly story slam.
2 Saturdays: June 26, & July 3, 1-4pm
Story Slam July 10: Down & Dirty
2 Saturdays Aug 28 & Sept 4 1-4 pm
Story Slam Sept 11: Love Thy Neighbor
Location: Athens, NY
Can you guys feel it? It’s about to happen… Soon spring will be here, and we will all be able to get outside and feel the breeze on our faces and watch things grow. AND, we will be able to resume our backyard On The Fly Story Slams. We’ve missed you all since our last backyard slam in the fall, and because of COVID we had to cancel our end of the year Grand Slam where the winners from our monthly slams compete for the grand slam title. We promised you that instead we’d host the grand slam in the spring when we could be outside again, and here it is! May 8 @ 5pm in beautiful Tivoli NY with an amazing line-up up some of our favorite storytellers. You’ll have to RSVP as we’re still limiting participation due to the pandemic, and we’ll send you the location address once you do. Click here to save your spot. We can’t wait!
4 Sundays, 4/11-5/2 1-4pm Fee: $130
Contact: email@example.com • (845) 758-2241 ext. 71351. Red Hook Continuing Education, 9 Mill Road, Red Hook, NY 12571
What are the stories that shape and define your life? How do you uncover them, tell them, perform them and share them with others? This workshop teaches storytelling as a path to both personal and community development.
Join us for a 4-week storytelling workshop through the Red Hook Continuing Ed program. Learn to discover, craft and perform your personal stories through exploration of storytelling and performance techniques in an intimate and supportive group setting. Taught via Zoom.