At a recent meeting Marion and I (possibly others as well) got excited about the idea of a New York rip-off of the “Poetry Month Story Slam.” We thought maybe we’d call it a “New York Story Slam Jam,” the distinction, besides the location, being that the event would not be a slam. We don’t want to foster, nor, more importantly, do we want to go through all the work to create a structure for, judgment. Instead, the event would feature our lively contributors, feeding off each other’s energy, combining each other’s ingredients to make something momentarily sweet. Hence, a jam. The theme, the topic upon which all the writers would have up compose–that would be “slam.”
Before you decide if this is a good idea, consider what happens when we slam in New York.
So what do you all think? Which contributors should we invite to participate? Where should we do it? What’s your favorite Onyx song?