NEA taking the past into the future

Do you know a good archives story?

2015-12-07 9:03 AM | Michelle Romero

Have you ever had something interesting or unexpected happen while in the archives? Something funny, weird, 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 restrictions

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 and a winner announced. Submit an outline of your story by January 15, 2016 to be considered eligible for the NEA competition.

Questions? Contact Matt Spry ( for information about the NEA event at the Spring 2016 Meeting. And get some great storytelling tips on The Moth's website.
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