A participatory Story Slam event–this month’s theme is “Never Saw it Coming”

The Willingham Story Slam @ MUSE Winston-Salem is a participatory storytelling event. For this month’s Story Slam, the theme is “Never Saw it Coming.” The featured storyteller this month is Katherine Perry, executive director of Leadership Winston-Salem, a program that works to educate, connect, and energize leaders to serve and improve the community.

A native of Winston-Salem, Katherine has dedicated most of her professional career to the non-profit sector, including roles in public relations, development, volunteer management, and event planning. She began her work with LWS in 2017, and took on the role of executive director this year. Previously, she worked with The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and was also

a force behind the creation of an official Arts and Entertainment district in Bristol, TN/VA as the Associate Director of Believe in Bristol. Working with a multitude of officials, educators, and business owners from both states, she launched Believe in Bristol’s annual State of the Arts celebration along with numerous other events promoting both towns – Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA – and their creative communities. Katherine volunteers with many community organizations and is the mother of three sons.

Stories must be true to the teller’s best recollection, and must be no longer than five minutes. Interpret the prompt as you see fit. Those interested in telling stories can register here on EventBrite by selecting the storyteller option. Those who would just like to watch/listen, may register by selecting the audience member ticket. Both options are free, and donations are welcome.

The event will be emceed by Larry Barron, aka LB the Poet, award-winning poet, host, author, and educator. We’ll select eight to ten individuals at random during the program to tell their stories. Register ahead of time for your free ticket and we’ll send you the link on the day of the program. This event is a partnership between the Willingham Theater in the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center and MUSE Winston-Salem.

If you have any difficulty with the registration, please feel free to email us at amholderfield@musews.org. There have been some reports that a “double” registration is generated when guests try to make a donation. If this happens, do not worry about it, just continue on with your registration. OR, if you cannot get the transaction to complete for any reason, email the address listed above, or call us at (336) 724-2842, ex. 103.


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