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STORY SLAMMER SHOWCASE at Habitat Tavern/Commons

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$15.00 – $18.00


A Story Slammers Showcase, featuring some of the nation’s top story slammers, will be presented in downtown Asheville on Saturday June 2nd.
Scott Whitehair, from Chicago, is a professional storyteller and story teacher who has appeared at the Chicago Improv Festival, Hong Kong’s Story Worthy Week, The National Storytelling Conference and at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival.  Scott brings a dynamic blend of vulnerability, humor and insight with his stories.
Raymond Christian, from Boone, NC., is a ten time Moth Story Slam champion and winner of the National Story Slam in 2016.  He has been featured on NPR, Reader’s Digest, This American Life, Risk and has recently toured with Snap Judgement.  Raymond is a beloved gentle giant in the storytelling community.
David Joe Miller, originally from the Storytelling Capital of the World, Jonesborough, TN, is the former staff storyteller for the National Storytelling Association.  He created the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild in 1994 and has told stories for Disney, The Smithsonian, Library of Congress and former Vice President, Al Gore and family.
Alison Fields, from Carrboro, NC, is a professional writer and story slammer.  She most recently won The Moth Grand Slam here in Asheville and is a regional favorite at the Asheville Moth Story Slam.  Alison’s heartwarming stories are filled with humor and wit.
Chuck Fink, from Weaverville, NC, is a retired corporate trainer and local storytelling favorite.  Chuck is known for his work at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCA and is the founder of  Men’s Wisdom Works here in Asheville.
Pete Koschnick, from Weaverville, NC, is a Moth Story Slam Champion and Synergy Story Slam Champion.  With a background in theatre and decades of storytelling experience, Pete brings his sly humor and thought provoking stories to the stage.
Lee Lindsey, from Johnson City, TN, is also a Moth Story Slam Champion and graduate of the East Tennessee State University Masters Degree Program in Storytelling.  Lee has hosted numerous Spoken Word Open Mic shows and has a wickedly funny sense of humor.
These seven exceptional storytellers will take the stage to tell their best and favorite stories at Habitat Tavern and Commons, 174 Broadway St. in downtown Asheville on Saturday night, June 2nd.  Seating will be limited so purchasing tickets online in advance of the show is highly recommended.  Tickets are only $15.00 online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-slammers-showcase-tickets-44634930278  or $18.00 at the door on the night of the show.  Doors will open at 6pm for this 7pm, general seating show.
It is a rare opportunity to see seven fantastic storytellers in a single show.  It is almost like a mini storytelling festival, the likes of which may only happen once a year.  Don’t miss this incredibly exciting and rare storytelling showcase of story slam favorites!  For more information, contact David Joe at davidjoetells@yahoo.com or visit http://www.storytellingcalendar.com/



June 2
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$15.00 – $18.00


Habitat Tavern and Commons
174 Broadway St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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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.