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
We had a blast this past weekend in Tivoli with great stories and cheers by the fire pit – the last hoorah of the season. We will be back in the spring as soon as the weather or some other miracle allows us to get back together again. We hope you’ll be practicing stories to bring to our 2021 On The Fly season. Until then, here are some of the stories from this month’s slam (a few didn’t record properly). The theme was FIRST DATES.
This will be our final Backyard Edition story slam of 2020. Join us on October 17 at 4pm for stories around the fire pit. Like the last two backyard slams, we will keep participation limited in order to ensure everyone’s health, so if you want to tell a story or just listen in, get in touch. We’ll disclose the location once you do. The theme will be FIRST DATES.
It was another beautiful evening on Saturday with amazing stories and a socially spaced audience. We’re storing up the togetherness for the winter to come, but hope we can squeeze in another backyard slam around the fire pit next month. Info to come (but we’re thinking ‘first date’ stories, what could be spookier!). You can listen to a few of the stories from this past weekend below. The theme of the night was Reckoning.