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About Leroy

My name is Michelle (aka Leroy), and I’m a wildlife biologist. I love traveling, cooking, reading and knitting, and generally anything that you can make at home from scratch, I will try to do! I love new adventures, and trying new things, and while I don't always succeed, I love the learning process of failing. I feel that it's always worth it to try something new, step outside of your comfort zone, meet new people, and play new games! Even though sometimes it's the hardest thing to do...

The Great New York State Story Slam!

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Join us at the Great New York State Fair for an evening of storytelling and fun! Ten tellers will be chosen at random to share their true, 5-min. story based on the theme: Life in New York State.

To be in the running to be one of the storytellers, you can pre-register here (or sign up the day of): https://newyorkstatefair.wufoo.com/forms/z18fzht60ly5cvs/

Judges will choose three storytellers to receive medals and gift baskets of New York products from Taste NY. Among the judges will be Sean Kirst, author and columnist for the Buffalo News and former columnist for the Syracuse Post-Standard.

The Slam will take place at the Empire Theater on the Fair grounds on August 31 from 6-8pm.

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A story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling, allowing folks to share their experiences by crafting stories within a time limit.

And don’t miss Unravel: True Tales Inspire Improv Comedy the following evening. Unravel features three master storytellers, including Sean Kirst, each followed by improv comedy inspired by the stories.

The Story Slam is a co-production of The Salt City Story Slam, Genevieve Sponsler, and The Great New York State Fair.

Photo by Tookapic on Pexels.com

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“Hello, Summer!”

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July 21st: 7-9pm
1911 Distillery
4472 Cherry Valley Tpke, Lafayette, NY 13084

Ahhhh! Summer! It’s finally here, and we’re celebrating by telling stories about our summer vacations, summer camp, or other summer-y adventures. Come tell your stories or listen to the fabulous stories by our very talented story-telling audience!
A story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling, allowing folks to share their experiences by crafting stories within a 5-10 minute time limit. Story-tellers will write down their names and a title for their story. The event hosts will randomly pull story-tellers out of a hat, and one-by-one, they will take the mic to tell their tale!
The event is free and open to the public!
If it’s a nice evening, we’ll sit outside and tell stories with the beautiful view of the valley!

May Story Slam – “You’ve Really Done It This Time”

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Whoops!!! Ever really did yourself in, or go over the edge? Come tell us all about those times when “You REALLY did it…” and there was no coming back!

A story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling, allowing folks to share their experiences by crafting stories within a 5-10 minute time limit. Story-tellers will write down their names and a title for their story. The event hosts will randomly pull story-tellers out of a hat, and one-by-one, they will take the mic to tell their tale!

The event is free and open to the public!

Saturday, May 19 at 7 PM – 9 PM
1911 Distillery 
4473 Cherry Valley Turnpike, Lafayette, NY 13084

 

April Story Slam – “Culture Shock”

“Culture Shock”

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April 27th, 7-9pm
IBU Brewery, 3703 Brewerton Rd, Syracuse, New York 13212

Ever found yourself in a completely unfamiliar situation, realizing that everyone around you thinks, moves, and behaves completely differently than you?  We feel you.  And we want to hear your stories!

A story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling, allowing folks to share their experiences by crafting stories within a 5-10 minute time limit. Story-tellers will write down their names and a title for their story. The event hosts will randomly pull story-tellers out of a hat, and one-by-one, they will take the mic to tell their tale!

The event is free and open to the public!

Stay tuned!!! Our May event we will be returning to the Beak and Skiff Distillery for some outdoor story telling and cider sipping!

March Story Slam – “Don’t Tell Mom!”

“Don’t Tell Mom!”

March 23, 7-9pm
IBU Brewery, 3703 Brewerton Rd, Syracuse, New York 13212


Trouble with siblings? I hear you… These were my favorite words growing up. Come share your sibling stories with us this month!

A story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling, allowing folks to share their experiences by crafting stories within a 5-10 minute time limit. Story-tellers will write down their names and a title for their story. The event hosts will randomly pull story-tellers out of a hat, and one-by-one, they will take the mic to tell their tale!

The event is free and open to the public!

A Memorable Meal – November Story Slam

“A Memorable Meal”

With the holidays around the corner, we wanted to honor our family gatherings by hosting an event where you get to tell us all your favorite stories about meals that you just can’t forget! Did grandma say something embarrassing to your new significant other during a meal? Did the dog eat the entire Thanksgiving dinner? Did Uncle Joe’s unruly children take over a family picnic by throwing all the food into the river? Please, tell us all about it. Because we can’t wait to hear it!

A story slam is a competition based on the art of storytelling, allowing folks to share their experiences by crafting stories within a 5-10 minute time limit. Story-tellers will write down their names and a title for their story. The even hosts will randomly pull story-tellers out of a hat, and one-by-one, they will take the mic to tell their tale!

The event is free and open to the public! Take note that this month’s story slam will be hosted at the Evergreen in Syracuse.

Sunday, November 26 at 7 PM – 9 PM
The Evergreen, 125 E Water St, Syracuse, NY 13202