“Upta Camp” Story Slam

Getting away to get away from it all? Lost in the woods, skinny dipping, or at a sleepaway camp from hell? Unplugging in your home away from home?

School’s out, so rough it with us for an evening of stories on the theme of UPTA CAMP.

Prepare a 4-8 minute story about a vacation, Vacationland, a steamy summer vacationship, or what happens when the days are hot and long. Pitch a tent, pull up a lawn chair, grab some s’mores and sunscreen for stories on summer lovin’, outdoor adventures, and stories best told around a campfire–or on stage at The Commons at Central Hall!

Donations from this event benefit the Piscataquis Regional Food Center. A cash bar will be available courtesy of The Spaulding Room.

Please contact the the library if you’d like to share a story! Here are the rules:

  • Come prepared to tell your story on stage, unscripted without notes. A personal, true story, that happened to you where you are the central character. Though we love fiction, we’re interested in the truth. Your truth. Spill all of the details.
  • Stories must be within a 4 to 8 minute time frame.
  • Tell ONE story with a beginning, middle, and end containing a series of events that grow to a climax. Though we love stand up comedy, this is not a stand up set.
  • We’re only interested in the thoughts, feelings, and emotions you experienced through this ONE story from your life that you’ve prepared.
  • Practice, practice, practice!

For more information about the Voices from Home Oral History project visit: www.thompson.lib.me.us/voices-from-home/