Ex Fabula will host its annual “New Year Spectacular” StorySlam on Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 N. 4th St. For this noncompetitive curated Slam, the storytellers are (selected in advance) will tell stories on the theme of “Break Free”. Audience members can participate in the storytelling by submitting UltraShorts, which are brief, true personal stories written on slips of paper and then read onstage by the emcee. This event will also include ASL interpretation. Stories may contain adult content. $12 General Admission tickets are available atwww.exfabula.org.