About this Event
First Time Story Slam San Diego (Animal Firsts)Open Mic Format - First Time Story Competition
What is a First Time Story Slam?
A First Time Story Slam is a storytelling competition where people have 5 minutes to share a first time story based on the theme provided. The theme for this event is Animal Firsts.
People are invited to share any true first time experiences related to pets and animals including the story of your first pet, first time horse back riding, or going hunting, visiting the zoo or an aquarium. How about first time milking cow, going to a petting zoo, even been to a dog how or rodeo?
Share Your Animal Firsts First Story
It is an Open Mic format, the storytellers will be selected the night of the event so anyone can take to the stage and share a story. You will need to signup upon arrival and let us know the title/theme of your story so we can verify it fits the theme of the Slam.
There will be a total of 10 storytellers and each will have five minutes to share their stories. Three judges will evaluate the stories based on the story structure, openness and vulnerability, nonverbal communication, and entertainment value. You can learn more about the criteria in the How to Become a (First Time) Storyteller book.
Members of the audience will be entertained and get to experience the power of personal storytelling while they get to know the storytellers who take to the stage! This is a very unique, fun, and exciting experience.
We are on a mission to create the space, environment, and opportunities where people can embrace being open and vulnerable with each other to make heart-to-heart connections by sharing who they are through storytelling and learning about others.
We want to awaken people to understand how much their experiences, lives, and who they are matter. We have so much more in common than what separates us. We are all part of the human experience.
NOTE: This event takes place after hours and in the back of the venue, Meraki Café. Come on in and head outside to the back!
Learn more about personal storytelling at First Time Storytelling.
Our Mission at First Time Storytelling
✅ Create the space, environment, and opportunities for people to be open and vulnerable with each other
✅ Empower people through the understanding of their own lives and experiences
✅ Assist people to learn to communicate who they are
✅ Give people an opportunity to be heard and understood
✅ Let people know their lives, experiences, and stories matter
✅ Teach people the power of personal storytelling and interpersonal communication skills
✅ Encourage people to be more open-minded and understanding
✅ Help people share, connect, and grow closer together
✅ Unite people around our common human experience
✅ Raise awareness that we have much more in common than what separates us
✅ Do battle against divisiveness, loneliness, and stagnation
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Meraki Café, 1735 Adams Avenue, San Diego, United States