Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cleveland stories

Do you have a story to tell about Cleveland?

If so, Kent State University's Clevleand Urban Design Collaborative wants to hear from you.

They're looking for historians, story tellers, creative writers, artisits and urban designers to share stories about Cleveland. It can be fact or fiction, funny or sad, or anything else you want it to be. They're looking anything from memories of lesser-known aspects of Cleveland history to fictional tales from a Cleveland neighborhood set in a convincing alternate reality. The best stories will be published in Cleveland Stories: True until proven otherwise, the annual journal of the design collaborative.

They will be hosting a StorySlam on February 24 at the Cleveland Insitute of Art Coventry Center in Cleveland Heights. Those who wish to tell their story can toss their name in the hat. Ten people will be selected to speak. No notes, papers, cheat sheets or other cues are allowed as the StorySlam focuses on telling stories, not reading them. Participants will have five minutes to tell their stories.

If you don't want to share a story at the StorySlam, you can always come to listen to other tales of the fine city we like to call home.

Click here to learn more or to submit your Cleveland story.

--Danielle Capriato

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