Do you know a good archives story?
Have you ever had something interesting or unexpected happen while in the archives? Something funny, weird, wise, or unforgettable? Tell us about it during NEA's first StorySLAM: Moths in the Archives: Stories from the Stacks.
Based on the StorySLAM competitions developed by NYC non-profit literary society The Moth, there are only four groundrules to the NEA competition at the Spring 2016 Meeting:
-- First rule is all stories must be true
-- Second rule is all stories must be told, not read.
-- Third rule is there is a 5-minute time limit.
-- And fourth rule is to keep it anonymous -- don't betray confidentiality restrictions
Bring your wit and wisdom to the masses of New England archivists who are just waiting to hear a good story. And at the end of the evening, scores will be tallied and a winner announced. Submit an outline of your story to be considered eligible for the NEA competition.
Questions? Contact Matt Spry (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about the NEA event at the Spring 2016 Meeting. And get some great storytelling tips on The Moth's website.
New England Archivists