Another year of  The Cicada! Here are the themes we’ve dreamt up for this year…

Don’t forget, all stories in the Cicada Story Slam need to not only be local stories, but they need to reflect the theme that has been chosen for each date. You will be judged not only on how good your story was, but also whether it was on theme and local, so make sure you familiarise yourself with the theme on the night you have chosen to tell your story.

Please note, doors open at 7pm for a 7.15pm start!

01 | Thursday 20 Feb


When it all began, the start, the seed, the moment, the first step. We want to hear about the idea and firsts of all kinds.


02 | Thursday 19 March

Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20: is a proverb that means it is easy to understand something after it has already happened. What’s your story?


03 | Thursday April 16

It seemed impossible

Tell us of a time you thought you were defeated but your persevered. Remember when you reach the end of your rope tie a not in it and hang on.


04 | Thursday May 21

My Brilliant Career

What is your ‘brilliant career, did you plan it or fall into it?


05 | Thursday June 18

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain

World environment day is June 5th and we want to hear stories about nature and your connections. When and where and what happened.


06 | Thursday July 16


Tell us how you got the courage to do something devilish or outlandish, something out of your comfort zone and you got busted.


07 | Thursday August 20

I talk to trees

Take us on a journey to the woodlands, the forest or a garden where your favourite tree is to be found.


08 | Thursday Sept 17

An adventure

“You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” Tell us a story about a memorable adventure.


09 | Thursday Oct 15

Paranormal/sixth sense

Have you had a close encounter with something unexplainable. We’d love to hear your spooky story in the lead up to Halloween.


10 | Thursday Nov 19


In the lead up to the anniversary of the Eureka Uprising, when the people rose in defiance, tell us your story, however small, when you made a stand.


11 | Thursday Dec 17

I must go down to the seas again

Looking for stories about your experiences with our coast line, seas and oceans. What has happened to you with the sea as backdrop?