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‘Story Slam! Update: Meet Dr. Sketchy! Party Invite & More…’

February 7, 2010


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Local writers gather for “…Of A Certain Age”

January 17, 2010

Theatre veteran and scribe for hire John Hartness will once again host an evening with writers/artists who will read poetry, essays and more!

Joining John for “…Of A Certain Age” will be Creative Loafing columnist/author John Grooms (“Deliver Us From Weasels,” a collection of award-winning essays, news features, and memoirs), writer Steve Stoeckel (who also happens to be in the Spongetones) and author Pat MacEnulty (her latest is ” Picara”)

Tickets: $10 @ door. There will be a Q&A and an open mic section. For more on the authors:

John Grooms
John Hartness
Pat MacEnulty
Steve Stoeckel

Click here for a video from the November showcase: Charlotte Observer columnist Tommy Tomlinson reading his essay “Chevy Van” with help from Stoeckel.

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School debuts Feb. 9

January 15, 2010

Dr. Sketchy poster

Enjoy three hours of figure-drawing and some awesome contests.

Admission: $10.

Bring your own art supplies.

Dr. Sketchy visits the Slam the second Tuesday of every month.

Click here for more info on the Charlotte sessions!

Click here for more info on Dr. Sketchy!

Dugg Dugg goes on a ‘Platonic Voyage’

January 11, 2010

Platonic Voyage

“Platonic Voyage” is a 24-hour performance/exhibition by Dugg Dugg that uses Google Earth 5.0 to simulate the experience of an ocean voyage.

The adventure is Jan. 21-22 at Story Slam! Charlotte arts center, 1401 Central Ave.

Equal parts allegory and video game, “Platonic Voyage” by Charles A. Westfall and Layet Johnson uses the Internet and computer technologies to explore ways in which virtual spaces and activities have come to function in contemporary society as a surrogate for the real.

Doors open at 7 pm Thursday with a pre-departure chat at 8 pm and launch at 8:15 pm.

“Platonic Voyage” will be on exhibit for 24 hours.

Arrival at destination: 8:15 pm, with a post-arrival discussion.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

beverages will be available to purchase.

Jan. 29-30: Quentin Talley’s show debuts!

January 6, 2010

Doors open @ 7 pm; show @ 8 pm.
$10 @ door.

What is Story Slam?

January 3, 2010

Mark Woods, Story Slam! Charlotte’s vision-keeper, explains exactly what we’re all about: theater, music, poetry, story-telling, process and community.

Video by Carlisle Kellam.

Join us for “A Child’s Christmas In Wales”

December 15, 2009

Child's Christmas in Wales

Story Slam is proud to present “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” a family-friendly holiday tale by Dylan Thomas.

In poetic language, filled with funny, eccentric characters, Thomas paints a warm and nostalgic picture of a young boy’s coming of age in a simple Welsh village.

Using beautiful Celtic music coordinated by Albert Dulin, this classic tale features Caroline Bower, Rob Simmons and Randell Haynes. Musicians include Dulin on Irish bouzouki and fiddle; Mary Fluke on concertina and voice; and Jason Dulin on guitar and bodhran.


Saturday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Sunday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)


Advance on CarolinaTix: $8 adults; $5 for 18 and under. Door: $12 adults; $8 for 18 and under.

Special dinner offer from Cafe Central

Cafe Central, a cozy restaurant & bar just two doors down from Story Slam, has two very exciting dinner options for those attending the Saturday night (Dec. 19) performance of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”

Stop by the theater before heading to Cafe Central to collect the “snowflake” token for the dinner special.

Cafe Central will offer a dinner special inspired by traditional Welsh cooking: Queen Victoria’s Windsor Soup ($4.95) and Gilded Saffron & Butter Basted Roasted Cornish Hen with Herb Garland, served with Welsh Cheese & Bacon Muffins ($14.95).

If you prefer more of an American fare, savory options abound on the menu. Present the “snowflake” token prior to ordering for a 15% discount (excluding beer, wine, liquor, and taxes). Plan to arrive at Cafe Central by 6 p.m. at the latest to allow plenty of time to enjoy dinner and make the 7 p.m. show. Cafe Central will be open after the show.