Share Your Narrative at Moth-style “StorySlamRx” Jan. 24

November 27, 2019 by Michelle Bookless

The Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine are gearing up for the second annual “StorySlamRX – Voices in Medicine” event, which will take place on Thursday, January 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Hoehl Gallery in the Health Science Research Facility.

Story Slam Rx: Story-Telling Workshop will take place on Wednesday, December 4 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine are gearing up for the second annual “StorySlamRX – Voices in Medicine” event, which will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Hoehl Gallery in the Health Science Research Facility.

Modeled after the “poetry slam” event genre popularized by the non-profit organization The Moth, the “StorySlamRx” will provide presenters with a set amount of time (generally 5 to 8 minutes) to present personal theme-based narratives that draw upon emotional experiences in life, which often elicit both tears and laughter from the audience. (Learn more about The Moth.)

In preparation for this second annual event, faculty, staff, and students participated in a story-telling workshop on December 4, 2019 with Susanne Schmidt, M.S., LCMHC, a regional producer for The Moth and a faculty member for the graduate program in community mental health at Northern Vermont University. During the workshop, storytellers-in-training learned how to tell their “Lost and Found”-themed stories in front of a live audience.

For more information about the Story Slam event, visit the Facebook event here.