Tis the season! … Halloween season that is. With a pluthera of events going on across the city from festivals, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, you name it. Everyone is ready for Halloween this year and celebrating bigger, better and spookier than ever. This year Tampa Theatre is adding to their usual Halloween fun with their “Trick or Tweet” contest. If you want to become the next horror Stephen King then here is your chance to unleash your creepiness out into the world.
“Trick or Tweet”
Confused but intrigued? … then keep on reading. “Trick or Tweet” is a short form horror contest seeking out the best and eeriest person out there. It started with a tweet from the man himself, Stephen king. On Friday the 13th, King tweeted: “My friend felt he had a hair caught between his eye and his glasses. He couldn’t get rid of it, so he looked in the mirror. A tick was crawling on his eyeball. Nighty-night, sleep well.” which left everyone confused, intrigued and ready for more, so now it’s your turn to leave everyone with cliffhangers.
For a $5 entry fee, contestants will submit a short 280 character limit submission. The Tampa Theatre team will choose the top 10 finalists, and those ten finalists will get to tell their scary stories during “Awake in the Dark.”
Enter HERE from now until Tuesday, Oct 29th.
“Awake in the Dark” will be held on Halloween eve (Oct 30) at 9:30 at the Tampa Theatre. There the ten finalists will read their stories and based on the amount of applause, will determine the winner for the Trick or Tweet. Winners will receive $500, and the chance to appear on Scott Swenson’s popular horror podcast. Prizes will be awarded to second and third place as well.
The “Trick or Tweet” contest is only one of the multiple festivities going on during Awake in the Dark. Author and local Scott Swenson will be making an appearance at the event and will be hosting a PG-13 storytelling event along with the Storytellers of Old Tampa Bay.
Join the Tampa Theatre as the countdown the final hours until Halloween and the release of Scott Swenson’s fifth book, “Awake in the Dark.” Swenson will later be joined by the members of the Storytellers of Old Tampa Bay for some spooky R-rated spoken word that’s intended for mature audiences. Come on out to Tampa Theatre for an eerie good time and some scary Halloween stories if you dare.
For more Tampa Theatre Halloween events check out their full Nightmare on Franklin Street lineup!