Like a rap battle or a dance-off, a story slam is a winner-take-all contest for supremacy. As part of this year’s Storytelling Festival, participants are invited to show off their stuff, to test their mettle for the title of the city’s most righteous raconteur. In honour of the event’s devilish date, the theme is Skeletons in the Closet, and contestants will have a strict 5-minute time limit to scare the bejeezus out of the audience. Judges will select the best tale and bestow the victor with $150 cash money. The story slam is hosted by Dave Penny and features musical accompaniment by Daniel (House of) Payne. Catch it at The Ship at 9pm.