The Howl Story Slam
True stories, told locally
See upcoming Howl Story Slams on our Events page
What is a story slam?
It’s a live, spirited storytelling competition. Storytellers (anyone can sign up!) take the stage to tell a true story in under 5 minutes. Judges (2-3 audience members) score the stories, and at the end of the night, a winner is announced. All winners are invited to our annual Grand Slam at the end of the year.
The Howl Story Slam team is a partnership between Adirondack Center for Writing and North Country Public Radio, two organizations that believe in the power of stories.
Howl Grand Story Slam
The greatest story showdown between regional winners throughout the year. Selected by peers from the audience at each Howl Story Slam throughout the year, first place winners are invited to compete in an epic story showdown to celebrate another year of stories.
Howl Grand Story Slam Winners
Season 6 – “Heroes & Villians” – Winner: Carter Rowley, Saranac Lake
Season 5 – “Close Encounters” – Winner: Aaron Todd, Canton
Season 4 – ”Fish Out of Water” – Winner: Noel Carmichael, Lake Placid
Season 3 – “The Holidays” – Winner: Deirdre Loftus, Upper Jay
Season 2 – “Skeletons in My Closet” – Winner: Steve Baratta, Glens Falls
Season 1 – “Missed Opportunity” – Winner: Rob Carr, Saranac Lake