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Grand Slam - Pressure

November 11th, 2017

Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast!

On November 7th we held our 8th Annual Grand Slam and it was a remarkable night! We had such an interesting mix of stories on the theme of Pressure.

We heard from previous Grand Slam champions such as Patrick Carmody, Aaron Mills, and Cynthia Angst. We also heard great tales from a few storytellers who have graced the big stage before, such as Peter Cunniffe, Diane Yannick, Cindy Heffron, and David Smith. First-timers to the Grand Slam stage included Robin Renn, Kennan Flanagan, Jack Kennedy, and Paul Heck.

And it was Paul Heck who won the title of Best Storyteller in West Chester. Paul had the sold out crowd collectively holding our breath as he told of one pressure filled situation.


Paul’s name will be engraved on the Storyteller’s Cup and he will henceforth be known as 2017’s Best Storyteller in West Chester. Congratulations Paul!

Our next storyteller is Cynthia Angst. Cynthia’s story had the crowd cringing and laughing with this tale of a mishap at her workplace. Cynthia was the Grand Slam champion in 2015. She is scheduled to compete in this year’s Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam on November 28th. Good luck Cynthia!

Did you know you can watch all the stories on the West Chester Story Slam YouTube channel? It’s true. Over 750 stories are now up on Youtube. Check them out.

Our final story comes from Peter Cunniffe. Peter tells about a pressure many young men have felt at least once in their lives. Peter Cunniffe was the Delco Story Slam Grand Slam champion in 2015. Thanks for sharing your story with us Pete.

Okay, we’re taking a month off but In early December, we’ll be posting the entire 2018 season dates and themes.

If you are interested in attending one of our Story Slams live, here are some tips. West Chester Story Slam is held on the second Tuesday of the month starting in January. Seats do sell out so you want to plan ahead. And if you want to tell a story, buy your ticket and then see me - Jim - when you arrive! All the info you need can be found at wcstoryslam.com.

Well, that’s our podcast for this month! If you are a fan of the West Chester Story Slam podcast - please let your friends know, or write a review on iTunes.