Summit Fringe, Showcase, and Story Swap Performances

Are you interested in performing at the 2019 National Storytelling Summit Fringe, Showcase, or Story Swap Performances? A lottery will be held at a date and location still to be determined. (Performances subject to change. Alternates will be drawn via lottery also.) If you’re interested in being considered for this lottery please continue to check back here for the most current information on how to submit your performance proposal for consideration in the lottery.

You won’t want to miss this exciting part of the 2019 National Storytelling Summit being held from July 25-28, 2019 in Fremont, CA. Please note: Subject matter varies widely and may contain adult material.

National Story Slam

You are invited to participate in the 2019 National Storytelling Summit Story Slam. Participants have three chances to take part in the Slam with two preliminary qualifying Slams and the Grand Slam. All types of stories may be told – traditional and personal but must be told in the first person (no props and no reading from the page) and the five-minute stories need to relate to the Summit theme.

Each slam will have judges picked from the audience with time keepers, score keepers and a no nonsense host picking ten names from a hat. The top three from the first qualifier go to the final. The top three from the second qualifier, go to the final. Four additional tellers will be drawn from a hat before the start of the Final. The Final or the Grand Slam will include a total of ten participants. Qualifiers do not need to tell the same story in the final. Cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners during the Grand Slam.