With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, the Istvan Gallery, 1218 N. Western, invites you to bring your best "green" story to Friday night's "OKC StorySlam," Oklahoma City's premier competitive storytelling event.
Drawing inspiration from leprechauns and shamrocks, the "green" theme requires the spoken-word artists to spin their color-related tales in seven minutes or less. Participating StorySlammers are chosen at random, encouraging the performances to be told rather than read.
Stephen Kovash, gallery owner and event organizer, said the storytelling atmosphere is extremely comfortable, in hopes of creating a relaxed environment for the performers.
"The stories range from tall tales to real-life events, and everything in between," Kovash said. "We keep it vague so everyone can interpret the theme in their own creative way. Our main objective is to keep the art of storytelling very much alive in Oklahoma."
The winners are selected by crowd response, so it is recommended to bring your loudest and most enthusiastic friends, colleagues and peers to the event.
Registration begins at 7 p.m., with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but the event is adults-only. For more information, call 831-2874 or visit their site.