LACONIA — “Real Stories North Of Concord” will present a “StorySlam” on Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Pitman’s Freight Room as a fundraiser for Camp Resilience. A “StorySlam” is an event at which people share real-life, personal stories based on the theme for the evening. The theme for this StorySlam is “Acts Of Kindness.” Anyone with a story related to theme can register to participate. Twelve storytellers will be selected at random and have up to six minutes to tell their story. Not all who have a story will be picked if more than 12 names are entered. Stories can be funny, sad, inspirational or all three.

Judging will be based on how close the story is to the theme, whether or not the storyteller stayed within the allotted time, and other categories. Four judges will be selected at random from those in attendance. An audience favorite will also be chosen. Prizes will be awarded and a good time will be had by all. Tickets are $20 and all net proceeds will benefit Camp Resilience. Seating is limited so call Pitman’s at 603-527-0043 for tickets. Those who are interested in telling a story can register in advance by emailing their name to realstoriesnoc@gmail.com. Registering does not guarantee that you will be picked. Everyone must have paid admission to be participate. Everyone is invited to come and tell their stories, or just sit back and be entertained by those who tell theirs.

“StorySlams” are hugely popular events across the country, but very few, if any, have been held north of Concord. The hope is to bring more of these extremely entertaining events to the Lakes Region and north. More information on the StorySlam can be found on “Real Stories North Of Concord” Facebook page. More information on Camp Resilience can be found at prli.us.

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