Scranton Storyslam

Our city has a lot of tales to tell!

The Scranton StorySlam features some of the Electric City’s most colorful characters in a head to head storytelling competition. Storytellers each have five minutes to tell a true story from memory, in the tradition of old-fashioned storytelling. To tie the night together every story slam has a unique theme. The themes are intentionally general, allowing the storytellers to take the audience in any direction, from pants-peeing hilarity to soul-wrenching heartbreak. It is called a “slam” because it is presented in the form of a competition, which results in high energy and an engaging environment for the audience to enjoy.

Formed in March of 2012, the Scranton StorySlam has presented fourteen installments across the Electric City (and beyond)! During the spring of 2016, the Scranton StorySlam became a project under the year-round programming of the Scranton Fringe Festival.

The Big Gay StorySlam, our special LGBTQ+ focused StorySlam has grown to become an international program that we’ve presented in Scranton PA, New York City and Edinburgh (Scotland).

Interested in telling a story at our next StorySlam? Send an email to to introduce yourself! 

Please check back for updates as we strive to revive the STORYSLAM series during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic