DSC_0247After a remarkable night of stories, Gina Gennari and Pat Wendel came away with a tie at our "Wake Up Call" Story Slam. Both women have earned spots in our November Grand Slam. Gina told the heartbreaking story of coping with the death of her father. Pat explained how being the parent of a single child is much different than being from a large family. The range of stories based on "Wake Up Call" was amazing tonight. We heard about dealing with an aging parent, getting tested for testicular cancer, and "enjoying the sandwich," We heard how a hospice social worker decided to have "DNR" (Do Not Resuscitate) tattooed on her chest. We heard about teenage drunk driving, binge eating, a father receiving a new heart and a string of dating mishaps.

Thanks to all our storytellers, our judges and all those who hooted and applauded tonight.

Our next Story Slam is Tuesday, June 9th and the theme is "Illusion." Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Check out this slideshow below, and then scroll down to watch the two winning stories. To see all the stories, click over to the West Chester YouTube Channel.