Congratulations to Steve, the winner of our August "Hunger" Story Slam. Steve told a story of coaching a girls' basketball team to glory, winning the prized pint glass and and a spot in our upcoming Grand Slam. We heard stories of being sent to one's room without dinner, experiencing hunger in the Canadian wilderness, and trying to eat one's way through a vending machine. We heard stories about food not sitting right in one's system - of needing to puke and needing to defecate - both in unusual situations. We heard about the hunger to win a high school pageant and the hunger caused by a very specific diet. Thanks to all our storytellers, the judges and the rousing audience who came out on this beautiful summer night.
Check out Steve's winning story below. To see other stories from the "Hunger" Story Slam, check out the West Chester Story Slam YouTube channel. A reminder - we have two events scheduled in September so save the dates!
Our September West Chester Story Slam is themed "Saved" and will take place on Tuesday, September 8th at Side Bar and Restaurant in downtown West Chester. If you want to tell a story on the theme "Saved," sign up upon arrival. The monthly winner of the West Chester Story Slam earns a slot in the November Grand Slam, where the winners from the season compete for the title of Best Storyteller in West Chester. Click on the Rules tab at the top of the page to learn more. Tickets for West Chester Story Slam can be ordered here.
On Saturday, September 26th, we are hosting West Chester Center Stage: Race at the Chester County Historical Society. We will be hearing personal stories from people of diverse races. This event is curated - stories are submitted ahead of time and laid out like an anthology of creative non-fiction. This event is not a competition. You can read more about the producers and storytellers by clicking here. If you have questions about this event, please email email@example.com. Tickets for Center Stage can be ordered here.