Think you’ve got what it takes to entertain a spooky story-loving crowd with a tall tale, song, rap or rhyme? Then visit the Center for Fiction for Brooklyn Campfire Stories Oct. 13 and throw your name in the hat for a chance at the mic. The stories don’t have to be true — it is the Center for Fiction, after all — they just have to be told in 4 minutes or less without notes or accompaniment. The audience will judge the winner based on how well storytellers stick to the rules, and how well they enlighten and entertain, of course. 

The Brooklyn Campfire open mic storytelling event is Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Brooklyn-based poet and activist Mahogany Browne, director of poetry programming at the Nuyorican Poets Café, will be the evening’s emcee. The open mic’s featured reader is Brooklyn-based poet Jon Sands, winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series award. 

Admission is $10, includes $10 off at the bookstore. 

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