On December 5th, West Chester Story Slam visits the acclaimed coffee house Burlap and Bean! Reserve your tickets here and join us at 8 p.m., as several of the winning storytellers from the 2012 West Chester Story Slam season tell stories live on-stage. Audience members will also have the chance to jump up and tell their story, so the question is: What's your story? To open up the night, we'll hear stories from approximately five of the winning storytellers this season. After intermission, we will open the story slam up to the audience to tell stories on the theme of Road Trip!

The best stories have a beginning, middle and an ending. They can be funny, sad, reflective or a combination of all. The best story slam advice we’ve heard is this: Know the first sentence of your story and know the last sentence of your story. If you know where you are starting and have your destination in sight, you’ll do just fine!

Official Rules for the West Chester Story Slam are as follows: - Storytellers register upon arrival. Names are usually drawn out of a hat to decide order of presentation. - Stories should fit into the theme of the night! - Stories should be true as you remember it! - Stories should be under five minutes in length! - No Notes, No Props, No Music!

Burlap and Bean is an exciting coffee house that serves up excellent coffee, espresso, cappuccino, and more. At night, they feature a wide range of excellent musicians in an intimate setting. In addition to ordering coffees and desserts, Burlap and Bean is also a BYOB. They are located at The Shops at Springton Pointe, 204 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, PA. Learn more here.

Do you want to see a story being told? Here is Luke Stromberg's winning story from August, 2012, told in front of a live audience at Victory Brewing Company.