Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Mixing up the Holidays with a List Slam
That's me (Sasha), reading at the first-ever List Slam at Cafe Royale in San Francisco; you don't need a microphone for your own intimate Slam
Tired of the same old mistletoe and ugly Christmas sweater-themed holiday parties? Why not throw a last-minute List Slam, whether for Christmas, or even, better, the New Year? Tonight I am bringing the List Slam concept to my extended family. They are confused now, and calling me--Ummm, what's a List Slam? Do I need to prepare? But I bet they are going to love it.
A List Slam is like a poetry slam, but instead of poetry, people read lists: to-do and otherwise. It's a way to get inspiration for your own lists and to get to know your friends and family better Take a peek at their lists as they read them aloud. It could be an everyday to-do list, or a list of things to do over your lifetime. A list of places to visit before you die, or things that no one knows about you. It could be pretty much anything, even a wish list for Santa. Maybe Santa will hear you!
To get a sense of what happens at a List Slam, check out this blog post about a List Slam I held at a San Francisco bookstore earlier this year:
I'll post photos from the event. Think about organizing a New Year's List Slam--you may even feel more accountable for your goals and dreams if you read them aloud!