The West Chester Story Slam broke out of Chester County with a fun show at Newtown Square's Burlap and Bean on Wednesday, December 5th. This special "Best of" Story Slam, emceed by Mikey Gleason, was split into two parts: first we heard from several of the winning storytellers from the 2012 season. Patrick Carmody, Terry Heyman, Richard Fritzson and Peter Cunniffe shared their stories with the audience. After the intermission, we heard excellent stories on the theme Road Trip from Susan Drummond, Bob Markowski, Annamarie Frattarola, Charlotte Sibley, and Nancy Spanier. When the votes of the judges were tallied up, the winner was.... a tie! Bob Markowski and Nancy Spanier were both declared winners on the night.

All the stories really were excellent on the night, and we were excited to end our "Best of" Story Slam with Patrick Carmody retelling his Grand Slam winning story of his grandfather's finger! We'll be posting video of most of the stories soon.

We had so much fun at Burlap and Bean, that we are already planning on returning with a show on January 23rd. Learn how to reserve your tickets here.

Sue Drummond tells a story at Burlap and Bean