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An Unlikely Story Scavenger Hunt and Rules

South by north? East by west? There’s a famous book character hiding out at An Unlikely Story between 12pm and 5pm! Join us for a social media scavenger hunt based on the beloved children’s classic, The Westing Game, on Independent Bookstore Day. The rules are simple: One staff member is secretly Sam Westing, mysterious billionaire extraordinaire, in disguise. It’s your job to figure out who he is! We’ll have four clues hidden around the store, each relating to one of his four identities in the book: Sam Westing, Sandy McSouthers, Barney Northrup, and Julian R. Eastman. When you find all four clues, snap a pic of yourself with the custom An Unlikely Westing Game sign and post it to IG, Facebook, or Twitter with the hashtag #anunlikelywestinggame, #unlikelyscavenger and tag An Unlikely Story! When you figure out who Sam Westing is, you’ll fill out a slip at the front desk with your name, preferred social handle, and answer. We’ll choose three winners at random to receive a fabulous mystery prize! You don't need to have read the book to participate, this game is open to anyone and everyone. Event date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm Event address: An Unlikely Story (Second Story)

Youth Poetry Slam Rules

In honor of National Poetry Month An Unlikely Story will be hosting its first poetry slam with King Philip Regional High School. All local high school students are welcome to participate in this competition. The rules are as followed… The Rules: 1. All work must be original. Poets should bring two prepared pieces. 2. Poems must be memorized. 3. Poems must be under 3 minutes, with a 10 second grace period. 4. Poems over 3 minutes will receive a .5 point deduction from their averaged score for every 10 seconds after the grace period. How it Works: 1. Five judges are selected at random from the audience. 2. Judges will rate each poem performed on a scale of 1-10. Judges may use one decimal place, for example 7.4 is an acceptable score. 3. Scores will be determined by dropping the lowest and highest score and averaging the remaining three scores. 4. A “sacrificial” poet, who is not enrolled in the competition, will perform a piece first and receive a score from the judges. This provides the baseline that all other poems should be judged against. 5. The five highest scoring poets will perform a second piece in a finals round to compete for three prizes.