Cynthia Angst won the 2015 West Chester Story Slam GRAND SLAM, earning the title of Best Storyteller in West Chester! Cynthia told the surprising and touching story of wanting a child and waiting for a "sign from God." She will have her name "immortalized" on the Storyteller's Cup with the previous Grand Slam Champions. Tonight's storytellers provided the audience with some fascinating tales. Maureen Egan told how the arrest of her family dog sent her father off on a neighborhood tirade. Cindy Heffron detailed her time as a hospice nurse and how it moved her. Pat Wendel told the hilarious story of her skydiving escapade. Luanne Sims explained how she came to create a Broccoli Pinata for her son's birthday party. Rich Eagles talked about what he has learned from his cousin's death in Afghanistan. Diane Yannick told of an early teaching gig that she quit after a year "with no regrets." Steve Clark told of his search for a soulmate. Marty Hoban talked about a dangerous trek home after a night of bar hopping. Johnny Walker described meeting his father for the first time and subsequently learning about his father's disturbing views.
Thank you to all our storytellers, our judges, and of course, the audience who came and cheered them on.
You can watch video of Cynthia's winning story below, and all the stories will be on the West Chester Story Slam YouTube channel shortly so check back soon! Also check out photos of the event below.