In May, 2016, West Chester Story Slam and Natural Lands Trust will present Center Stage: “Adventures in Nature.” This unique storytelling event will consist of approximately 8 personal stories about the power and beauty of the great outdoors. Center Stage: "Adventures in Nature will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 4pm at the ChesLen Preserve.

We’re looking for compelling stories (approximately 5-8 minutes long) where storytellers have connected with nature in unique ways. Nature can be beautiful and relaxing, but it also can be harsh and dangerous. Have you hiked the Appalachian Trail or scaled Mount Everest? Did you own a family farm that became increasingly difficult to maintain? Have you ever been lost at sea? Have you spent your life searching for a rare bird? Perhaps you have biked cross-country or survived a unique trail run. Do you have an amazing camping story?

We are looking for a range of stories - humorous, frustrating, sad, etc. - but our hope is that all the stories will be thought-provoking and will help the audience understand our connection with nature. If you have a story you would like to tell, please send a rough draft (600-1000 words) to Jim Breslin, Founder of the West Chester Story Slam at Our submissions deadline is March 15th.

Tickets for Center Stage "Adventures in Nature" are available through Natural Land Trust. Click here.