About Zurich Storytellers

ZURICH STORYTELLERS is a non-profit organization producing storytelling events and workshops for our story loving community. Because we believe stories matter. They shape the way we perceive ourselves, our causes, what’s at stake and whether others will care.


ZST live events are an intimate high-energy evening of 5-minute stories by people who have a passion and the desire to share authentic true stories with their hometown crowd. The stage is open to everyone, but our (very cool) L200 event space has limited seating - reserve yours now.


“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

Joan Didion 1924- 2021

Our events
  • Upcoming event
    Theme of the night "Belonging"
  • Upcoming event
    StorySlam, 23 Mar
    Theme of the night to be revealed soon.
  • Past event
    StorySlam, 26 Jan
    Theme of the night "Believe it or not"
  • Past event
    HOLIDAY SPECIAL ZOOM
    Spontaneous online gethering
  • Past event
    StorySLAM, 24 Nov
    Theme of the night "Over the moon"
  • Past event
    Story Building Q&A Zoom, 17 Nov
    Learn about the art and craft of story creation
Why storytelling community is for you?
By sharing stories we connect to each other in a more meaningful way
  • Boost public
    speaking
    Practice your storytelling skills in a safe and fun environment with like-minded storytellers
  • Get
    feedback
    Get feedback from the audience and storytelling experts
  • Be
    inspired
    Get to enjoy lots of beautiful stories scripted by life itself
About Zurich Storytellers
THE PURPOSE
Leveraging the power of storytelling to foster change through meaningful relationships. Ironically, in a world where everyone is digitally connected 24/7, alienation and isolation are endemic.

WHAT GOES DOWN?
Our live event progamme varies but generally includes introducing ourselves with a warm up activity, a cameo by a Guest Storyteller and our main attraction, the StorySLAM.

WHAT’S A STORYSLAM?
The ZST StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition. Anyone with a true story to share on the night’s theme is welcome. All stories must be 5 minutes or less and true, as recalled by the storyteller.

After the doors open, storyteller hopefuls drop their names in “Frank” - our official story-sorting hat. 30 minutes later, names are drawn. Then one after another, the lucky ones grab the mic and take the stage. Their stories are scored by judges selected from the audience.

Each StorySLAM generates a SLAM winner and at a later date, the winners will face off in a GrandSLAM competition to determine the best StorySLAMMER in Zurich. Come add your name to the hat to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

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Where to find us
Our meetups are held once a month at L200, Langstrasse 200, 8005 Zurich
L200 is our new storytelling event’s main stage. This cool space in the colorful heart of Zurich is run by the non-profit L200 Association, with 100% voluntary work. More than 200 local people and organizations are L200 members using the space for workshops, social events, pop-up shops, exhibitions, courses, film screenings, concerts, promotions, studio, live streaming and more.
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