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Fort Lauderdale Story Slam at the Hallandale Beach Afro Caribbean Festival...

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FREE STORYTELLING EVENT!!!

World and Eye is proud to announce the Fort Lauderdale Story Slam at the Hallandale Afro Caribbean Festival

The storytelling contest will be held on the festival’s second day, Saturday June 16, from 2 to 4 PM at the Hallandale Beach Library, 300 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009.

TELL YOUR STORY!

We are searching for storytellers ready to win spectacular prizes! The Grand Prize winner of the Story Slam will receive a one-night weekend stay in a water-view deluxe room at The Diplomat Beach Resort (valued at $500) and a gift card to a local merchant. Second- and third-place winners will receive gift packages from West Elm (valued at $150 each) and a gift card to a local merchant.

The Story Slam will be a competition between seven pre-selected storytellers on the theme of “Island Spice.” Novice or professional, come tell your personal, true story that is five to seven minutes in length. Stories can span the wide range of human experience, from the comical to the deeply profound. A panel of three judges will choose the winners based on presentation, emotional impact and story structure.

To tell a story at the event contest, submit your story online for preselection at: http://www.worldandeye.com/storyslam or call Helen Reynolds (954-279-0994) or Jean Minuchin (954-540-9897) or email helen@worldandeye.com.

THE FESTIVAL

The Afro-Caribbean Fest is a free festival to celebrate the diversity of Afro-Caribbean voices, culture and cuisine. Like the storytelling competition, the festival theme is “Island Spice” and the crowd will be treated to a powerful dose coming from authentic Caribbean food truck and street vendors, the Bahamas Junkanoo Shakers, Resurrection Steel Drum Band and DJ Johnnie Powell.

Festival goers will experience virtual reality demos, a healthy food demo by Flipany, live music, and dynamic, interactive storytelling. (The June 15, Friday festival night, featuring an interactive storytelling journey with Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis, takes place from 6 to 8PM at the Foster Park Community Micro-Library, located at 609 NW 6th Ave, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009.)

The event is co-sponsored by Broward County Libraries and the City of Hallandale Beach. Additional sponsorship and support is provided by World and Eye Arts Center, West Elm, The Diplomat Beach Resort, and Friends of Hallandale Beach Library.

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