storytelling2014Do you like stand-up comedy? Love rivoting stories about heroes and heroines? Have friends or family members who hold court every Thanksgiving with riotously funny tall tales?

If you answered yes to any of these, you’ve experienced the art of storytelling! Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication. It gives us new perspectives by allowing us to share information about who we are and learn about those around us. Or we just have a great time.

Join the Arts Council of Oklahoma City August 21-23 at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive) for the 34th annual Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival!

– Single Workshop Pass: $10
– All Day Workshop Pass: $25
– Evening Performance: $10
– Family Matinee: $5 for adults and $3 for children
– Workshop Pass (Friday & Saturday): $50
– Festival Pass (Includes evening performances, family matinee and workshops): $75

Tickets will be on sale online until Thursday, August 21, at noon. After that, you can purchase at the door. Click here to purchase workshop and performance tickets online or call (405) 270-4848.

In addition there’s a daily lunchtime open mic storytelling event with the Territory Tellers, an evening poetry stand featuring artist Kerri Shadid who will write you a poem off the cuff, and StorySLAM Saturday night at Urban Roots where the theme is “a funny thing happened on the way to adulthood.”

The OKC StorySLAM is a regular open-mic storytelling event that takes place in Oklahoma City. Each storyslam has a theme, and participants sign up to tell their story by 6:00 p.m. Stories must be seven minutes or less and must relate to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Adulthood.” At the end of the performance, the audience will vote on their favorite story.

This month’s OKC StorySLAM is part of the 2014 Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival. This event will take place at Urban Roots, in the heart of historic Deep Deuce. Be sure to enjoy a cocktail or dinner with friends after the workshops adjourn and before the Festival performance at 8:00 p.m.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at

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