June 9, 2018


Hosteling International 891 Amsterdam Avenue at 103rd Street · New York, NY

2018 Story Slam!

Got a medical horror story? Can’t stop talking about your digestive tract? Did you ever rescue a gimpy dog from a latrine? If so, you may have been a Peace Corps Volunteer! Come hear true tales of adventure told LIVE on stage about what the toughest job you’ll ever love is really like. Join us on June 9 for our 7th Annual Returned Peace Corps Story Slam!

As we all know, Peace Corps is 27 months of surprising, funny, poignant, and unexpectedly amazing stories. When returned volunteers tell stories, they humanize and illuminate places and people with that unique, grassroots, Peace Corps perspective. We’ll have a brand new batch of stories this year, all sure to make you laugh, cringe, and maybe even cry.

But wait, there’s more! We are taking a cue from our friends at The Moth and hosting our first open-mic storytelling show! Think that you have a GREAT story to tell? Well, let’s hear it! Come prepared with a 5 minute story (you know, one of those things with a beginning, middle and end) and throw your name in the hat (or shower bucket) and you might get lucky enough to end up on stage, telling your tale in front of a live and enraptured audience.

Check out our resource page for pro tips on telling a strong Peace Corps story.