Story SlamMN, the monthly storytelling competition that takes place at Kieran's Irish Pub, is getting a jump-start toward its annual Grand Slam in July by hosting its first semi-finals competition. Here, the best storytellers from the season will go head-to-head as they fight for a place in the finals. Story SlamMN, the first of its kind in Minnesota, was started by poetry slam master and Rockstar Storyteller Allison Broeren. The evening involves storytellers competing against each other, telling five-minute tales centering on the night's chosen topic. The theme for semi-finals is "guilty," and is appropriate given that a week has passed since the debauchery of New Year's Eve.
Tue., Jan. 7, 7 p.m., 2014