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On The Fly Story Slam September 20

We are getting ready for the next On The Fly Story Slam on Friday September 20 at HiLo Catskill and hope that you are too. The theme of the night is TABOO. What were the things you didn’t talk about at the dinner table growing up? Which taboos have you broken and what were the consequences? So many different possible and delicious stories… Come throw your name in the hat to tell yours.

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August 16 Story Slam: High Maintenance

Join us on August 16 for the next On The Fly Story Slam. Theme of the night is HIGH MAINTENANCE – stories of stuff that requires a lot of work to work: your marriage, your mother, your eating schedule, your neurosis. The sky is the limit. You’ll have five minutes to tell your story, which should be based on lived experience and told without notes.

And as an extra special and awesome feature, you will be able to hear some fantastic stories told by storytellers from our ongoing story workshop. You don’t want to miss this one!!

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May Story Slam: ANIMAL HOUSE

Animals! What are your most memorable encounters with the animal kingdom? Who is your spirit animal? Did your dog once save your life? Join us for a night of stories about our beloved non-human friends and other animal-themed tales. We know you have them!

In May and June, On The Fly will be visiting the amazing #TraghavenWhiskeypub in sweet downtown Tivoli. We’re hoping to make new friends and also see familiar faces. We will be back at #HiLocatskill in July. Follow us #ontheflystoryslam to stay tuned.


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On The Fly 2019

We’ve got big news! On The Fly Story Slam is taking the slam on the road in 2019 and will be coming to a local venue (hopefully) near you. Our first tour date is January 25 @ 7pm, and we are so excited to do our first 2019 slam at super awesome HiLo Catskill. Other locations for the 2019 tour include Philmont (Main Street Pub), Tivoli, Hudson, Athens. Stay tuned for further updates as we finalize the schedule (and sign up for our email list on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss it!).

Oh, and the theme for the next slam at HiLo is CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, so start polishing off those stories and come throw your name in the hat on JANUARY 25 @ 7PM to tell a story. Or come enjoy a night of community storytelling.

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November story slam: MAGIC!

As we’re headed into the darkness of winter, we call on you to enlighten and brighten the darkness with stories of MAGIC – however you define that word. Magic can appear in the most unforeseen places: chance encounters and sightings on your morning walk, enchanted conversations, political movements that create change. We all need a little magic in our lives. Come share your magical stories on November 20 @ 6pm.

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It’s our Birthday and we invite you to join us for a very special celebration of the one year anniversary of On The Fly Story Slam on October 16 @ 7pm. This special show will feature a line-up of some of our favorite storytellers from this past year’s story slams as well as a special guest panel of local judges who will be tasked with the difficult decision of deciding who will take the grand slam title. Come out to support your local storytellers and community, enjoy a drink while listening to some groovy tunes by local performers, stay for dinner, and help us launch a second year of On The Fly Story Slams at Helsinki Hudson.

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Get ready for another evening of delightful stories from local storytellers at the next ON The Fly Story Slam on August 21. 

Stories about boundaries are stories about how we negotiate and act on and in the liminal spaces where right meets wrong, up meets down, us meets them, I meet you. 

Come tell YOUR story of boundaries crossed or otherwise encountered on Tuesday August 21 @ 6PM.