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The future of storytelling is in your hands! Use storytelling as a tool to speak your truth, make art, organize with your friends, excel in school, or even snag your dream job. Be a part of this digital and interactive summer long storytelling experience with the Milwaukee Public Library and Ex Fabula.  

Attend free virtual workshops all summer long to hone your skills and prepare your story, then enter for a chance to perform at the end of summer StorySlam and win a cash prize! A panel of expert judges will determine the winners.


Attend as many as you like from July 16 to August 8.
Tuesdays, 2-5 p.m.
Thursdays, 5-8 pm
Saturdays, 11 am-2 pm
Advance registration is encouraged but not required.


Now more than ever, our stories matter. Speak your truth. Tell your story. Become a StoryBoss.

Enter your story for a chance to perform at the Virtual Story Slam on August 11 and win a cash prize. Last day to enter is Monday, July 27. Enter more than one story for more chances to win!


Free ticket to a season 12 Ex Fabula Story Slam


Prizes will be awarded at the Virtual Story Slam on August 11, 2020

1st Place - $100 VISA gift card
2nd Place - $50 VISA gift card
3rd Place - $25 VISA gift card
People's Choice Award - $100 VISA gift card


 Listen, tell or win at the Virtual Story Slam on August 11, 2020.

10 storytellers will compete for the StoryBoss title. Come to relax and listen, cheer on a friend, or write an ultrashort story to be read by the host. Whichever you choose, it will be an epic night.

Interested in sharing your story? Click the link above and enter for a chance to perform. 8 storytellers will be selected in advance. 

Didn't submit by July 27th?  You might still have a chance!  Join in the slam on August 11th and enter your name in the hat to perform in one of two wild card slots!