Admission: 10 dollars at the door. Students below 18 Free.
Or put your name in the hat for a chance to tell a true story about SPIRITUAL COMMERCE. We'll choose ten names from the hat. If we draw your name, you'll have five minutes to tell a true story.
We'll pick five judges from the audience. They'll judge your story 0-10 like a diving match. Our scorekeeper will drop the high and low score and keep the middle three. The highest score at the end of the round wins.
FIVE MINUTE TIME LIMIT
Limit your story to 5 minutes. You'll have a 30 second grace period. If you go over 5:30 we'll deduct .05 points for every 10 seconds over. For example, if your score is 29.2, and you clock out at 5:39, we'll deduct .05 points. If you clock out at 5:41, we'll deduct .10.
1) Practice telling your story until you can tell it off-book, no paper allowed.
2) Time your story, trim, trim, trim until it's 5 minutes long.
3) Make sure your story has conflict and resolution. For example, "For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn." -Ernest Hemingway.