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Boone Saloon Story Slam with Ray Christian!

February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Boone Saloon

The Saloon Story Slam

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Doors @ 7:00 p.m.
Show @ 8:00 p.m.
$5 cover at the door; 21 & up

On Wednesday, February 6, Boone Saloon will host its first-ever Story Slam event featuring award-winning storyteller Ray Christian as emcee and host!!!

In addition to Ray, WE NEED YOU (yes, YOU) to prepare your best five-minute true story to share with the audience. 10 tellers will be selected to wow and share. There will be a $50.00 cash prize from the “David Joe Miller WORD Show” for the top story as selected by our judges. The theme of the night will be “False Starts”. Come hear stories, come tell stories .

We’ll also be featuring live music from the Saloon House Band!!

About Ray Christian:
A 10 time winner of the Moth Story Slam and the 2016 National Storytelling Festival Slam. A featured teller on The NPR shows The Moth, Snap Judgment and the RISK! podcast, Ray’s storytelling began with his family role of mail-reader for his illiterate parents. He escaped the urban slums of Richmond, VA by running away at age 17 to join the United States Army in 1978. Ray served in a number of capacities and assignments at home and abroad, primarily as an Infantryman and Paratrooper. A combat-decorated veteran, he retired after 20 years of service, subsequently earning a BS in History, Masters in Public History, and EdS in Education Leadership and a
doctorate in Education, and teaches part time at ASU. His courses include “The Souls of Black Folks”and “Storytelling: Life in the Narrative” He is the father of six, loves fishing, food, scuba, and pigeons. He is currently residing (hiding out) in the (Meat Camp) area of Watauga County and has recently launched his podcast, “What’s Ray Saying.” Available on iTunes or wherever you get your podcast.


February 6
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Boone Saloon
489 W King St
Boone, NC 28607 United States
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Raymond Christian

To list an event, contact davidjoe@davidjoemiller.com.

This Spoken Word calendar and its listings are curated by David Joe Miller, professional storyteller and executive director of David Joe Miller Presents! David Joe has been a professional storyteller and narrative consultant since 1989 and has entertained audiences such as Disney, World Bank, The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian and former Vice President, Al Gore. David Joe not only tells stories but he also consults with small businesses, corporations and organizations as he trains leaders in the importance and effectiveness of “storytelling” in the workplace, with donors and with clients. He has worked with World Bank, Citi-Bank, Pfizer, Philips Medical Devices and The Nature Conservancy as well as several other Fortune 500 corporations and leading non-profits. Find more information at www.davidjoemiller.com.