QC StorySLAM to present third storytelling competition


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Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 10:54 am
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Press release submitted by QC StorySLAM


ROCK ISLAND, IL – February 4, 2013 – The third story-telling competition in the QC StorySLAM series will feature stories that offer a glimpse into hidden parts of our everyday world. Damascus Road QC and Theo's Java Club present "Behind the Curtain: Stories From the Inside" on February 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The free event will be held at Theo's Java Club at 213 17th Street in Rock Island.

The theme for the evening is "Behind the Curtain: Stories from the Inside." You'll hear stories that give a glimpse into something with which the general public is not familiar. It may be a story about what it's like to be on tour in a band or be a key grip for a movie or teach ballroom dance classes or build a theatrical set that barely holds together for the run of the show with crew members literally holding it up during the last performance.

QC StorySLAM is a storytelling competition. Anyone who attends can tell a story on the night's theme. Potential storytellers put their names in a hat and up to ten storytellers are chosen at random to present on the stage. Each story is judged by the following criteria: the story must be true, be five minutes or less, be told without notes, be about the storyteller (not someone else's story), and revolve around the night's theme.

"Everyone has a story to tell," said Kristin Meyer, host of the first two QC StorySLAM competitions. "StorySLAM is a great chance for people to share the story of their lives " Meyer said, "and it's a good time for the audience."

The QC StorySLAM champion wins a $25 gift card to Theo's Java Club and a custom-designed T-shirt that humbly declares their champion status. Music throughout the event will be provided by local band FRIEND AND FOE. More details and a guide to telling a good story may be found at www.facebook.com/QCStorySLAM.





















 




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