EASTHAM, Mass. – Mother Nature: She was here before us and she will surely outlive us. She’s powerful, unpredictable, fragile, forgiving, and sometimes, unforgiving. Do you have a 5-minute story that illuminates your personal relationship with Mother Nature? If so, bring it to the Mosquito Story Slam at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham on Thursday, August 15. No story to tell? Join the audience as we listen to others share their personal connections with the great outdoors. The free program will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the outdoor amphitheater.
The Mosquito Story Slam is a live storytelling series and podcast produced by Vanessa Vartabedian. Now in its 6th season on the Outer Cape, Mosquito engages audiences in the art and craft of storytelling, while honoring and celebrating the commonality of human experiences. Mosquito stories are told, not read – no notes or cheat sheets allowed! Storytellers are picked at random from those who sign up and have five minutes to share a true, personal story based on the theme of Mother Nature. Storytellers should come at 5:30 to sign up. This is a family-friendly event, so G or PG-rated stories only, please. All stories are recorded live and podcast on Soundcloud.com/MosquitoStorySlam, where you can also check out past episodes of The Mosquito.
This free event is made possible by major financial support from the national seashore’s longtime education partner, America’s National Parks, operating park stores at seashore visitor centers and the Keeper’s shop and tours at Highland Light. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Bench seating is available on a first come, first served basis, with ample lawn seating. Picnicking is welcome, and bug spray is recommended. Bring a flashlight for returning to cars.
Tell your friends, take a chance, and Bite it Live!
IF YOU GO: The Salt Pond Visitor Center Amphitheater is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham. In the event of inclement weather, the story slam will be moved indoors. For information about all of this summer’s programs at Cape Cod National Seashore, visit http://go.nps.gov/CapeCodAdventure