The Yorkton Arts Council in partnership with the Parkland Writers Alliance and the Yorkton Public Library held Yorkton’s first Story Slam on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Yorkton Public Library. The winner was Dion Walker for his story Eddie the Paratrooper (photo at right, with Yorkton Arts Council administrator Tonia Vermette).

Read the 2016 Story Slam story, including the winning entry, as published in Yorkton This Week.

Story Slam 2017

Yorkton Story Slam is a program presented through the partnership of the Parkland Writers Alliance, the Yorkton Public Library and the Yorkton Arts Council.

This story-telling competition will be held on October 18, 2017 in the Yorkton Public Library. Similar competitions are held in larger cities (Edmonton and Toronto). This is Yorkton’s chance to join in the fun!

Each session consists of 10 writers presenting their stories. All stories presented must be original and unpublished. Authors will each have five minutes to read or tell their stories. After 5 minutes a one point penalty will be issued. After 7 minutes the author will be gonged and asked to leave the podium. There is no age limit or theme limits. Just keep in mind that we intend this event to be family friendly. 

Stories will be judged by a panel of five local celebrity judges. Marks will be issued out of 10 for each story. The highest and lowest marks will be knocked off with the remaining three marks added together for the final mark. 

The winner will be featured on CTV News at Noon, in the local newspaper on the Yorkton Arts Council website and much more! 

So, get out your pens, pencils and laptops and start writing! 

2017 entry form

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