On Tuesday night, July 10th, the West Chester Story Slam will be hearing stories on the theme “Lust for Life” at Victory Brewing Company! Come on out and listen to stories – and maybe get on stage yourself!
What does the theme “Lust for Life” mean? Occasionally in our busy lives, we stop running errands, turn off the TV, and have a moment of clarity – a vision. Is there a moment in your life where you conquered something unimaginable? A time where the moon and the stars lined up – and for one single glorious moment you felt blessed? Maybe this is a story about how you were determined to make your life worthwhile in a time of desperation? Or were determined to travel to a certain place or meet up with a certain someone who played a special part in your life? If someone were to ask you what was the happiest moment in your life, what would it be? What makes you feel alive?
You might be asking, but what is the Story Slam?
The West Chester Story Slam is an open mic storytelling night that happens the second Tuesday of every month. Now in its third year, hundreds of stories have been told in front of a live audience and a wide range of themes have been covered. It’s definitely a fun night out – which is why the slam was just voted “Best Entertaining Night Out” by Main Line Today! The rules are simple: Storytellers register upon arrival. Names are drawn out of a hat to decide order of presentation.
- Stories should fit into the theme of the night!
- Stories should be true as you remember it!
- Stories should be under five minutes in length!
- No Notes, No Props, No Music!
Three judges are selected from the audience. Each storyteller is given a score on a scale of 1-10 for two different criteria: content and presentation. The storyteller with the highest score wins, and is given a spot in November’s Grand Slam!
While the West Chester Story Slam is a competition, please be assured they don’t take the competitive part too seriously. The goal is to provide a fun night of stories for the audience, and it’s always a thrill to see new participants hop on-stage.
The July Story Slam is Tuesday, July 10th at 8pm in the back room at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA. Be sure to arrive early for dinner and a good seat!