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Edmonton Story Slam Opens Up to Youth

Edmonton Story Slam has been a staple of the local arts scene since 2008 but it’s never before been opened to youth. This special collaboration marks the first time teens have had the stage to tell the stories that matter to them.

In this two-day (free) event, I – the 2013 Story Slam champion — will teach them the craft and invite them back the next day for a public presentation of their stories and cash prizes. What’s great about story slam is that it’s all oral, so even if readers aren’t confident in their writing and reading, they can still dominate the stage with an engaging story.

Please encourage the young people you know – sons, daughters, cousins, neighbours, clients — to come to this event at the Strathcona branch (8331 – 104 St., 780-496-1828), held over May 18th (workshop) and 19th (public presentations). It is free, fun and, as I mentioned, there will be prizes.

And, please come out to the public presentation on May 19th.

If you have any questions or want to send my contact to someone who might participate, my email is [email protected] and phone number 780-496-5999. Or, just forward this link:


Omar Mouallem

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