Ongoing Events

Upcoming Storytelling Events in the state of Wisconsin

Third Saturday of Every Month:
Madison Story Slam

The Madison Story Slam is a competition (please be assured we don’t take the competitive part too seriously).
Our goal is to provide a fun night of stories for the audience.

Official Rules for the Story Slam are as follows:

  • Storytellers pre-register at 6 pm. Stories begin at 7.
  • Stories should fit into the theme of the night.
  • Stories should be true as you remember it.
  • Stories should be 7-10 minutes in length.
  • No Notes, No Props, No Music.

Three judges are selected from the audience. Each storyteller is given a score on a scale of 1-10 for two different criteria: content, presentation, and time. The storyteller with the highest score wins a prize.

See themes and other details at: and our website
Wil-Mar Center 953 Jenifer Street, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 347-0483

Ex Fabula: Story. Stage. You

Ex Fabula events strengthen community bonds by creating spaces where people can connect over true, personal stories. No props, no notes – just the elements of “Story. Stage. You”. You can come just to listen – or, if you have a story that fits the night’s theme, throw your name in the hat for a chance to take the stage. Would-be storytellers should choose stories that tie in to the theme and practice telling their stories without notes while respecting the time limit. At the event, a timekeeper gives the tellers cues to help them stay on track, but time flies when on stage so practicing can be very beneficial!

Schedule for story slams and eighth season tickets available at