February saw the birth of Pivot, Spokane’s own Moth-style storytelling slam, featuring an array of talented writers and community members hopping on stage and telling true autobiographical tales to a rapt audience. While Pivot’s main events are planned to occur quarterly, organizers are launching a series of smaller story slams for community members interested in taking part. The first Pivot Story Slam is April 1 and revolves around the theme “Fool.” Anyone is invited to show up with a five-minute tale to share. The basics: Show up early and throw your name into the hat — the number of storytellers who get to take the mic depends on how many show up, and spots aren’t guaranteed. Your story needs to be true, personal, and at least somewhat related to the “Fool” theme. You can find more tips for honing your story on the Pivot Story Slam Facebook page.
Sat, April 1 from 7:30-9 pm • Spark Central • 1214 W. Summit Pkwy. • facebook.com/pivotspokane