Previous Roar Story Slam Events
Virtual ROAR Story Slam 2021: Photos & Videos
Finalists: Paul Kim, Riss Myung, Jaximus Park, Cheryn Simpson, e, Linda Beck
Emcee: Vivian Lee
Performer: Run River North
Virtual ROAR Story Slam 2021
Welcome to our first virtual ROAR Story Slam – an annual live storytelling competition hosted by KoreanAmericanStory.org. Six finalists, who have been specially selected from our submission pool, will perform their unique, creative, and authentic Korean American story for a chance to win a cash prize of up to $1,000. Finalists will also receive free LG wireless headphones and lights to use at the live event courtesy of our sponsors Paul Kim & Lucy Lee and LG Electronics. Each finalist will have no more than six minutes to tell their story, without the use of scripts nor props. The winners will be determined by audience vote, which will be revealed at the end of the event. Our goals are to encourage Korean Americans to recognize the significance and range of our community’s narratives, to document and preserve them and to showcase them for the community and the public beyond.
LA ROAR Story Slam 2020: Photos & Videos
Finalists: Kyle Chang, MJ Kang, Alexander Jun, Lowell Rojon, Sora Seung-Hyun Chung, Minzi. Judges: Phil Yu, Minji Chang, Ien Chi, Amanda Suk, Kyung B. Yoon. Emcee: Ellie Lee. Performer: Year of the Ox
LA ROAR Story Slam 2020
The LA Story Slam, hosted by Ellie Lee, will feature a musical performance by Year of the OX and six storytelling finalists will be competing live for cash awards with a distinguished panel of judges.
Chicago ROAR Story Slam 2019: Photos & Videos
Six fantastic storytelling contestants [Stephanie Kim, Sam Yu, Cassie Chee, Deb Kim, Steve Han, Kris Kim] competed at our first Chicago ROAR Story Slam. Panel of Judges: David Rhee, Sue Pak, Ji-Yeon Yuh, Jin Kim, Kathy Im. Emcee: Mia Park. Performer: Eunji Kim
Chicago ROAR Story Slam 2019
The Chicago Story Slam, hosted by Mia Park, will feature a comedy set by Eunji Kim and six storytelling finalists will be competing live for cash awards with a distinguished panel of judges,
LA ROAR Story Slam 2019: Photos & Videos
We had an amazing time at our second ROAR Story Slam of the year held in Los Angeles. Special thank you to all our judges (Roy Choi, Doug Kim, Minji Chang, Eric Kim, and Sandra Kang), our host Lyricks, music artist Rekstizzy, story coach Sheila Traister, our volunteers, and planning committee for making the night possible.
LA ROAR Story Slam 2019
The LA Story Slam will be hosted by rapper Lyricks from YOX, feature a musical performance by rapper Rekstizzy and six storytelling finalists will be competing live for cash awards.
NYC ROAR Story Slam 2019: Photos & Videos
We had an amazing time at our first NYC ROAR Story Slam on Wednesday. Special thank you to all our judges (Grace Wuertz, Paul Juhn, Vivian Lee, Mike Hale), our emcee Daniel K. Isaac, music artist Heesun Lee, volunteers, and planning committee for making the night possible. Of course, a big congratulations and thank you to our storyteller finalists who shared incredibly touching stories that resonated with all of us, making it a magical evening.