Ferry Market celebrates anniversary with story slam

Bucks County Playhouse has partnered with the venue to create the first community story slam, which will take place Oct. 4

The Times

To celebrate the first anniversary of New Hope’s Ferry Market, Bucks County Playhouse has partnered with the venue to create the first community story slam. The event is free and will take place at the Ferry Market, 32 S. Main St., on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.

The Ferry Market opened in 2017, bringing fresh and interesting food choices to the New Hope area to serve both locals and visitors. Currently, the market features 13 artisanal vendors.

Interested participants should prepare a five-minute story, based on the theme “bridges,” though this is open to interpretation. On the night of the event, storytellers must enter their names in the drawing hat no later than 6:30 p.m. Beginning at 7 p.m., the host will randomly pick a name. A total of 10 story tellers will be selected to perform on stage.

The storyteller will be given a score by three groups of judges, selected from the audience, who will be evaluating based on the following criteria: is the story on theme; was it five minutes or under; and was there a meaningful conflict and resolution. At the end of the slam, the storyteller with the highest score wins.

Stories must be told without the aid of written notes, cue cards or writing on the palm of the hand.