Types of StorySlams
All our Slams feature true, personal stories related to the night’s a theme, told without props or notes. Some stories are told onstage by community members, and others are shared in the form of audience UltraShorts. Beyond that, there’s lots of variety.
Each year, we present between 7-10 of these ticketed, live storytelling events. At each event, any attendee can throw their name in the hat for the chance to share a true, personal story on the night’s theme in 5 minutes or less. Over the course of the night, 8-9 tellers take the stage. For competitive events, at the end of the night, the audience votes and an Audience Favorite is crowned; we also have noncompetitive events.
A special noncompetitive StorySlam with new, longer stories from storytellers chosen by a jury of Ex Fabula volunteers and storytelling coaches! Features tellers who shared compelling stories at regular season Slams alongside tellers from community partnerships.
This season finale event features Audience Favorites from the Regular StorySlams. Each teller gets to work with an Ex Fabula Storytelling Coach to craft a new longer story to share. At the end of the night, the audience votes to crown a Season Audience Favorite.
Throughout the year, we work with community partners to present special StorySlams. Each event is unique!
These are intimate, members-only events that go behind the scenes of “quintessentially Milwaukee” institutions and businesses. Held several times per year, these events combine storytelling, tours, trivia, refreshments and community building to create memorable experiences. Learn more about membership.
Wanna tell a story? Check out the guidelines and preparation tips to the right and consider signing up for one of our workshops.