A Universe of Stories for Adults
Ages 16 and up are eligible to participate in the adult summer reading program. You must be a Payne County resident, go to school in Payne County, or live within 30 miles of Stillwater to participate in reading for prizes.
- Thursday, July 25 (7 p.m.):StorySLAM. Everyone has a story and we want to hear yours! Attend a StorySLAM, a live storytelling competition popularized by "The Moth." The theme will be "Space: A Universe of Stories" and can be related to space in a very broad sense - outer space, personal space, etc. Stories must be true, told from memory, and should be family friendly. Hopeful storytellers should prepare a 5-8 minute story to share with the crowd. The names of potential storytellers will go into a hat and picked at random to tell their stories the night of the event. Terrified of the stage? We need audience members to cheer on our storytellers! Judges will be selected from the audience and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Every 5 Hours of Reading: You will receive one entry into the grand prize drawing plus a smaller prize (while supplies last) including:
- $1 fine coupons
- Summer logo t-shirt coupon (take coupon & blank shirt to Chris' to have logo applied for free)
- Food coupons, pens and other fun swag!
Grand Prize: You can enter your reading until Friday, July 26 at 12 pm. At that time we will compile all grand prize entries and draw for a winner. The grand prize winner will get a $200 gift card to the local business of their choice. We will announce the winner by 5 pm on Friday, July 26.