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You’ve heard of poetry slams – competitive poetry events. Now, we’ve got one for first person, true stories – told live and without notes. Stories will be 5 minutes or under and somehow relate to our season theme of “AN INTER-GENERATIONAL LOOK AT AGE AND AGING.” As we all know,aging is inescapable. Stories about all eras 0f this process are most welcome.

To make sure the event is inter-generational, the event will be co-hosted by Ko’s Artistic Director, Sabrina Hamilton and youth from the Performance Project’s FIRST GENERATIONAL ENSEMBLE – the amazing young people from Springfield who brought you last season’s RIPPLE EFFECT.

A huge hit last summer, you made us promise to bring this event back, and we have!

There will be some pre-selected ringers, might be your opportunity to take your place on the Ko Festival stage alongside KoFest artists & staff. We’ll have a few last minute sign-up slots reserved for last minute sign-ups – last summer’s grand prize winner was someone who decided at the last minute to share a hilarious story about her experiences being fitted for a Playboy Bunny costume at the Playboy Club in NYC. If we have too many sign-ups, we’ll audition some first lines of stories – and audience members will get to vote on which ones should be told in their entirety.

Feeling a bit unsure? We’re offering private storytelling coaching sessions from Ko Festival artists! Call 413.427.6147 to sign-up for one of these slots or for more information.

Know a great raconteur – tell them about the event! Everyone should come prepared to listen, but you may want to come prepared to tell! Club style lighting will be by Holly Gettings. And to help you whet your whistle we’ll have a cash bar. And prizes!

All tickets $12.