Carl Sandburg Home to Host Virtual Story Slam Jan. 27-29

Carl Sandburg speaking at a podium into a microphone.

Carl Sandburg Home NHS will host a virtual story slam in honor of Carl Sandburg’s January 6th birthday.

Throughout the month of January, storytellers are invited to prepare a true five-minute story, take a video of themselves reading the story, and submit the video to be shared on the official Carl Sandburg Home Facebook page at

Videos will be posted on Facebook from January 27-29, and the winners announced on Saturday, January 30, at 10 am. Stories should reflect the theme of “seasons,” such as nature’s change of seasons, a story from a favorite season, or the seasons of life. Visit for submission information and video formatting tips.


A panel of judges will rate the stories, with first place awarded $100, second place $75, and third place, $50. All storytellers will receive a small thank you gift for participating.

Submissions are due by January 22, 2021.

Support for the Slam is provided by the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara, the park’s fundraising partner, and Eastern National, the non-profit partner that operates the park store.