The theme for our 8th Annual West Chester Story Slam GRAND SLAM was "Pressure!" Paul Heck delivered a breathtaking story of dealing with a man who was on the brink of committing a workplace shooting. Paul's story drew tens across the board, making him the 2017 GRAND SLAM Champion. Congratulations Paul!

We had a wide variety of stories on the theme tonight. We heard about the pressure of giving a tour at college, and the panic that sets in when one realizes they are showering in the wrong boat cabin. We heard about shooting video of a tense police stop and trying to survive in Mexico when your luggage was shipped to Paris. Other stories included trying to pacify an infant in a men's restroom, and seeing the toll of a father after he watched his son's dog for an afternoon. We also heard about the pressure that builds in a neighborhood when one family turns out to be dealing drugs, and a tale of how being laid off at the holidays

Thanks and congratulations to all our storytellers, our judges for the night, and everyone who braved this rainy and cold night to support live storytelling! We will post the 2018 season dates and themes by December 1st. Thanks for another great season!

Check out Paul's winning story below. To watch all the stories from the night, click on over to the West Chester Story Slam YouTube Channel.


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