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story slam

Story SLAM!

Calling for submissions

Submissions Guidelines:

  • The theme for this Story Slam is: “Guiding Light: People Who Shape Our Lives”
  • Maximum word count is 1,200 words.
  • Email: or Print: Library Administration Offices
  • Direct to: Thousand Oaks Library Story Slam
  • Entries MUST include your name and contact information.
  • Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 6, 5:00 p.m. (Temporarily Postponed)
    Selected authors will be notified by March 13th.

   When we share a story, we share the world   

Selected stories will be read on stage by the authors on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  (Temporarily Postponed)
Audience favorite will win a prize!


 Story Slam! October 2019

Chauntelle Casanova
My $11 Identity Crisis

Will Donley
Think Twice

Douglas King
Captain America Costume

Lisa Evans Powell
Loving Gram

Melissa Smight
Travelling Companion

Corinne Stapenhorst
We Three Stick Together

Jacobi Wynne
Driving Lessons

Story Slam! August 2019 

Shoshana Brower
An Unlikely Friendship

Chauntelle Casanova
The Presidential Fitness Test

Ken Ferber
The Question

Tim Harding

Kelly Rae Niebergall
Wild Girl Free

James Seerden
Small Change

Mary Shepherd
A Tribute to Miguel

Jennifer Willis
The Coconut Tree