UCMH presents Hudson Story Slam Nov. 5

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Marlborough/Hudson – Remember that time your neighbor borrowed your lawnmower and never gave it back? How about the time you ran into William Shatner on an airplane? Do you remember sitting on the front porch, exchanging tales with your grandparents about life in the good old days? Everyone has a story – and it's your turn to tell it.

At the first Hudson Story Slam, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 storytellers will be picked from a hat to regale the audience with 5-minute stories. The stories can be real or fictional, anecdotes or folk tales you grew up with.

You don’t have to be a storyteller to attend – just come and let the wealth of stories present in our community entrance you. Volunteer judges will also be selected from the audience, and three winners will be awarded gift cards to Barnes and Noble. The story slam starts at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Stories will be judged on content, structure, performance and sticking to the time limit. While this event isn’t specifically geared toward children, stories should be family-friendly. The stories will not be reviewed in advance. Local journalist Becki Harrington-Davis will emcee the event, and the Rev. Alice Anachecka-Nasemann, an accomplished storyteller, will kick off the evening with a story of her own.

The suggested donation is $5, and coffee and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 1-978-562-9180 or visit www.ucmh.org.