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The Howl Story SLAM is an open microphone storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's theme. 010329

The Howl Story SLAM presented by NCPR and the Adirondack Center for Writing NCPR - North Country Public Radio

    • Arts

The Howl Story SLAM is an open microphone storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night's theme. 010329

    Watch: How Deirdre Loftus found her flock

    Watch: How Deirdre Loftus found her flock

    Deirdre Loftus made some memorable connections while birding. Hint, it wasn’t with the birds. She told her story live on stage at The Howl Grand Slam, December 1, 2018 at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake, NY. The theme of the evening was "a fish out of water."

    • 6 min
    Watch: Jim Howard gets into a little camping trouble with "Teacher Tom"

    Watch: Jim Howard gets into a little camping trouble with "Teacher Tom"

    Some friends are worth the extra effort. Even if they nearly burn down the mess hall. Jim Howard told his poignant story of friendship and a school camp outing on stage at The Howl Grand Slam, December 1, 2018 at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake, NY. The theme of the evening was "a fish out of water."

    • 8 min
    Watch: Noel Carmichael: "A fish out of water" in Tanzania

    Watch: Noel Carmichael: "A fish out of water" in Tanzania

    Changing continents is hard enough when you travel, imagine moving from one to another and back. You might wonder who you are. Noel Carmichael told her tale of discombobulation on stage at the The Howl Grand Slam, December 1, 2018 at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake, NY.

    • 7 min
    Watch: Tom Langen, rodeo clown. What could go wrong?

    Watch: Tom Langen, rodeo clown. What could go wrong?

    At the The Howl Grand Story Slam at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake on December 1, 2018, Tom Langren tells the story of his first (and last) outing as a rodeo clown in a Costa Rica bullring.

    • 9 min
    Watch: "Easter Sunday" - Nathalie Thill at the Howl Grand Slam

    Watch: "Easter Sunday" - Nathalie Thill at the Howl Grand Slam

    Adirondack Center for Writing Executive Director Nathalie Thill took up the "holidays" theme at The Howl Grand Slam to tell a story from her college days in Washington, DC in the early 90s, when she lived in a neighborhood that was overrun by the crack epidemic. But for one day, the daily tragedy that defined the neighborhood was replaced by a brighter, more hopeful, celebratory mood. Recorded live at Pickens Hall in Heuvelton, NY on November 4, 2017.

    • 6 min
    Watch: "Our first shared holiday long before we ever met" - Tony Moats at the Howl Grand Slam

    Watch: "Our first shared holiday long before we ever met" - Tony Moats at the Howl Grand Slam

    Tony Moats of Queensbury, NY took up the "holidays" theme at The Howl Grand Slam to explain why he thinks we need more holidays. He and his wife have doubled up theirs by observing both American and Canadian federal holidays. And it turns out that they celebrated their first one together many years before they ever met. Recorded live at Pickens Hall in Heuvelton, NY on November 4, 2017.

    • 5 min

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