Yorkton’s 6th annual Story Slam will be held Wednesday, October 20 at 7 pm at the Yorkton Public Library on Broadway Street West in Yorkton.
It is a storytelling competition presented by the Yorkton Arts Council in partnership with the Parkland Writers Alliance and the Yorkton Public Library.
A maximum of 10 writers will tell their stories. Entries are accepted on a first come first serve basis. Entry deadline is Monday October 18, 2021. The entry form can be viewed, printed or downloaded below.
All stories must be original and unpublished. Authors will each have five minutes to tell their stories. After five minutes a one point penalty will be issued. After 7 minutes the gong will sound and the author will be asked to leave the podium.
There is no age limit or theme. Keep in mind that this is a family friendly event.
Stories will be judged by a panel of five local judges. Marks are issued out of 10 for each story. The marks will be totaled for the final score.
The winner will be awarded a $100 prize and the winning story will be published in Yorkton This Week, on the Yorkton Arts Council website and more!
Information about the judges will be provided once the judging panel is finalized.
Yorkton Story Slam went virtual in 2020, to ensure everyone's health and safety.
Five entries were received, each recorded by the story teller. The judges listened to each, and selected Escape from Manhole by CV Sastry as the winner.
Each of the entries can be heard below.