Story Slam Comes to York

Storytelling is a form of entertainment that has never gone out of style. From the olden days when we would gather around the tribal fire to hear tales of our ancient ancestors, to Monday mornings when we congregate by the office Keurig machine to hear legendary tales from Saturday night, people have always loved to tell, and listen to, a good story. Hearing a story told by a seasoned storyteller is a much different experience than reading words from a page. A story told by great storyteller also includes the element of performance.

Based on the success of local Story Slam events like the Lancaster Story Slam, which takes place at Tellus360 during the fourth Tuesday of every month, another chapter has opened. York Story Slam announced a slate of events taking place at the Holy Hound Taproom in York on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. beginning in 2016. The season kicks off on January 19 and the theme is “New Beginnings.”


There are four rules to Story Slam: stories should be about the theme of the evening, last about five minutes, be true and the storyteller can’t use props. That’s it. Feel free to tell all your friends about it this isn’t Fight Club. Check out the themes for the 2016 season:



The 2016 season has a great range of subjects ripe for humor, tragedy and wisdom. Why not gather your friends (and make some new ones) and share your story? You don’t have to tell a story to attend the event, but we know you have a good one. Everybody does. Find more information here and pre-order tickets to the first event on January 19 here.

Want to see how it’s done? Check out the Grand Slam event featuring all the winners of this year’s events competing to be the best storyteller in Lancaster at Tellus360 on November 24 at 8 p.m.. 


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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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