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Story Slam 2017

Story Slam 2017 was held Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Yorkton Public Library. The winner was Sheena Brown (photo at right), for her story From JA to SK.


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


The story-telling competition was held on October 18, 2017 in the Yorkton Public Library. 
Each session consists of 10 writers presenting their stories. All stories presented must be original and unpublished. Authors each have five minutes to read or tell their stories. After 5 minutes a one point penalty is issued. After 7 minutes the author is gonged and asked to leave the podium. There is no age limit or theme limits, but keep in mind that we intend this event to be family friendly. 

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

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

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