Story Slam at Taste Budd's Cafe

The Story Slam at Taste Budd’s Café is a monthly event featuring writers and storytellers from the Hudson Valley and beyond.  Please review our event calendar for future dates.  A pre-selected line-up of writers and storytellers will engage their audience with original works of fiction, creative non-fiction, essay and poetry.

The Story Slam at Taste Budds Café will celebrate the complementary traditions of spoken and written word in a family-friendly environment.

If you are a writer, poet or storyteller interested in participating in the Story Slam, please send an email inquiry to [email protected]

Story Slam/Open Mic Guidelines

Taste Budd's Story Slam host and organizer is Dara Lurie who is an author, workshop leader, manuscript coach, and intrepid explorer of the human psyche. She holds a BA from Vassar College in Film and Theater studies and an MFA from Hunter College, where she studied under Louise DeSalvo and Chang-rae Lee, and began her first book, Great Space of Desire: Writing for Personal Evolution.