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Submit to / See the Sloth: OH SHIT

sloth poop emojiThe deadline to submit is TODAY so if you are a storyteller, read this message from Lizzie Shackney ’16, Kobi Bordoley ’16, Isabel Alter ’17, and Rachel Day ’16:

tell ur wescams, tell ur friends, tell wescams who are also friends: it’s the final Sloth of the year, and the last chance that you get to tell ur SHITTY STORIES.

The Sloth is like this other thing called the Moth. YOU tell the audience a story, 5 minutes or less, relating to our theme. Audience laughs/cries/shits its pants. It is great, and you, yes you, should try it.

THE THEME: …oh shit.
however you choose to interpret that ;)

SUBMIT to wesloth(at)gmail(at)com BY MONDAY, APRIL 25: a story pitch to us, 200 words or less, and give us an idea of the story you’d like to tell

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27: storytellers announced
THURSDAY, APRIL 28: the show – a fun event for all!

Submission Deadline: TODAY

Show Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: the Workshop (behind Hewitt 8)
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Tell a Story at the Sloth!

slothFrom Kobi Bordoley ’16:

Across time and culture, storytelling and oral tradition are an indelible element of humankind. Connect with your primordial self and tell a story at The Sloth’s first event of the year! The Sloth (based loosely off the group that wouldn’t let us use their name) provides a time and place where individuals can come together to share true stories from their life. We laugh, we cry, it’s all very cathartic.

Seeing as the month of Spooktober is well upon us, the theme of the night will be MONSTERS Feel free to interpret the theme any way you’d like – tell a story about the monsters under your bed or the ones peeking through closet doors; monsters from your past you’ve overcome and those you struggle to defeat. Monsters can be living or dead, and some of the scariest are nowhere at all—save for your head. Stories can be happy, sad, funny, ominous: all emotions are valid.

If you’d like to tell a story at The Sloth, please email wesloth[at]gmail[dot]com with a 200 word-ish pitch of your story by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 11:59 PM. Stories should aim to be about 5 minutes long.

There is room for 7 STORYTELLERS to tell their stories SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 in the WESTCO CAFE. Whether you tell a story or not, come out to the event and remind yourself of the importance of never judging your peers – you never know what they’ve gone through, but you might find out a little at The Sloth! Learn, share, & listen with us.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 14 at 11:59 PM

THE SLOTH – Tonight at 8:00 PM


Tonight, at 8:00 PM in the WestCo cafe, will be the The Sloth’s inaugural performance. Like in the rhyming podcast that wouldn’t let us use their name for our event, ten Wesleyan students will tell 4-8 minute stories related to the theme STEALING/STOLEN. These ten students are:

Sam Sikder ’14
Dylan Turmeque ’13 MA ’14
Gabe Gordon ’15
Francesca Moree ’14
Lizzie Shackney ’17
Christoper Sanders ’17
Issy Rouse ’14
Aaron Veerasuntharam ’14
Yona Roberts-Golding ’14
Jana Heaton ’14

Come watch and listen!

Date: TODAY, Friday, February 28
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe

Tell a Story at THE SLOTH Story Slam


A great crew of kids we’re calling WeSloth has exciting news:

Homer knew it. Ira Glass is all about it. Even those krazy kids from Are You Afraid of the Dark? were up on it. Telling stories is primordial AND FUN!!!

Welcome to The Sloth. The Sloth, loosely based on some people who put on story slams and wouldn’t let us use their name, is making its debut at Wesleyan.

On Friday, we’ll come together for Wesleyan’s inaugural story slam. We have room for 10 STORYTELLERS.

The theme of the night will be STEALING/STOLEN.

Feel free to interpret said theme however you may choose. So, for example, if we said the theme was “Wo/Man against Nature”, I’d probably tell you the story of how my stomach’s inherited oversensitivity to lactose brought me closer to my father. Or perhaps you’d hear about spending 2 months in the Alaskan tundra tagging birds from my wildman housemate. Or basically anything to do with being a human. However you choose to interpret, we’re down!

If you’d like to tell a story at Wesleyan’s inaugural story slam, please email wesloth[at]gmail[dot]com with a 3 sentence (ish) pitch of your story by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH at midnight. Stories should aim to be 4-8 minutes long.

The event itself will be held in the Westco Cafe on the night of Friday, February 28th.