[Neasis-l] Call for submissions: ​NEA StorySlam

NEA Announcements nea_announce at newenglandarchivists.org
Fri Feb 5 08:05:24 EST 2016

*Patron: “Do you have any books on vampires?”*

* Me: “This is the Southern History Department. I can see what they have in
other departments.” Patron [after a pause] “Do you have any history books
on Southern Vampires?” **

Funny things can happen when working in an archives... or weird, wonderful,
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 ground rules 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

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, a winner announced, and a PRIZE will be given. Submit an
outline of your story to be considered eligible for the NEA competition

*Questions? Contact Matt Spry (sprymatt at gmail.com <sprymatt at gmail.com>) for
more information*.

* Story from “I work at a public library” blog [

New England Archivists
Communications Committee
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