photo 3-1Jeff Hazelwood won the "Scars" Story Slam with his tale of accidentally igniting an Italian man's shirt on fire with a lit cigarette! Jeff won the coveted West Chester Story Slam coffee mug and a slot in our November Grand Slam. The range of stories tonight provided a rich experience for the sold out crowd. We heard humorous stories about thyroid scars and mountain biking accidents. We heard tales of the scars suffered at the hands of nuns and gym teachers, and how wearing a fake scar changes peoples' perceptions. We heard about the scar of a dog mistreated at a puppy mill and how that was transposed with the scars our country faced on 9/11. We also heard powerful stories about the emotional scars of sexual abuse.

Thank you to all our storytellers who took to the stage and told their stories. It was a remarkable night.

Scroll down to see Jeff's winning story.

In the meantime, our next events are as follows:

Saturday, September 13 - West Chester Center Stage: Faith - click HERE for details and tickets.

Wednesday, September 17 - Delco Story Slam: Heaven - click HERE for details and tickets.

Tuesday, October 14 - West Chester Story Slam: Courage - click HERE for tickets.

Here's Jeff's winning story! More stories to follow: