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Freedom

July 28th, 2015

Here are three stories from our July 2015 Story Slam, which was themed Freedom. Benjamin Levine told this story of his first kiss. Cathy Sikorski tells about her attempt to feel free in a evening gown she purchased for a big night out. Our final storyteller is the writer Chris McDougall, author of the bestselling book "Born To Run," who told a story about his first gig as a foreign journalist. Word of warning.


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Storyteller Interview: Terry Heyman

July 20th, 2015

Terry Heyman discusses two of her stories told at West Chester Story Slam, as well as how she crafts stories. She also tells a of a few storytellers she admires. Terry is a wife, mother, former lawyer, former entrepreneur and former university instructor. Currently writer, frequent story slammer, occasional comedienne, and a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. And she’s phenomenal at making a mountain out of a molehill. She was featured in the 2013 Wilmington production “Listen To Your Mother” and recently performed at the 2014 Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. You can follow her blog at Greetings from Insanity.

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Illusion!

June 25th, 2015

Here's two stories on the theme Illusion, and one classic story from the archives! Cynthia Angst tells her story of wanting to try on a wedding dress. Cindy Heffron talks about the illusion of dying one's hair. We also go back in the archives to listen to Luke Stromberg's classic wheelchair story. Learn more about our live events at wcstoryslam.com. 

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Wake Up Call

May 29th, 2015

Have you ever had an event that turned into a Wake Up Call? Here's three stories from our May 2015 Story Slam. Gina Genarri discusses the death of her father. Pat Wendel talks about the moment her daughter decided on a college. Pat Jolly talks about how a project she undertook as a social worker led to some ink. Learn more at wcstoryslam.com. 

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The Sweet Life

April 23rd, 2015

Here are three stories from our April 2015 Story Slam, which was themed "The Sweet Life." Johnny Walker tells about being the prop master for the shoot of a music video. Cathy Sikorski recalls taking her mother to one very rowdy wedding. Kathleen Martin tells about hey obsession with the legendary singer-songwriter Sting. Learn more about our live events at wcstoryslam.com. 

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Innocence!

March 18th, 2015

Here's three stories from our Innocence Story Slam, which was held in March 2015. Maureen Egan talks about growing up as the youngest in a large Irish Catholic family. Stefan Kolata talks about losing his childhood innocence. Heidi Karpa discusses how becoming a mother is a process of losing one's innocence. Learn more at wcstoryslam.com. 

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Unusual World

February 18th, 2015

Three stories from our "Unusual World" Story Slam, recorded in February 2015. Rich Eagles tells about his joy of reading, and teaching others to read. Chuck Bauerlein discussed how the unusual world of Catholic School led to his career path. Mike Mauger tells about how growing up sheltered didn't prepare him for the Unusual World. Learn more at wcstoryslam.com. 

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Lost!

January 19th, 2015

Have you ever been lost? Here's three stories on the theme of Lost. Diane Yannick tells a story of recovery. Kathleen Martin tells about running late to a funeral. Mike Mauger recounts the time his parents once lost him and he now wonders how it happened. Learn more at wcstoryslam.com. Our podcast is sponsored by Chester County Book Company. 

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Best of 2014

December 19th, 2014

In our December podcast, we look back at three of the best stories told during the 2014 West Chester Story Slam season. Veronica Redd talks about how she came to see her high school counselor in a different light. Luanne Sims tells the story of Courage. Michael talks about the scars left from childhood abuse. Learn more about our live events at wcstoryslam.com. 

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2014 Grand Slam - A Fine Line

November 25th, 2014

Here's three stories from the West Chester Story Slam's 2014 GRAND SLAM. Tim Megaw tells the personal story of caring for his terminally ill father. Luanne Sims tells about how last year's Christmas holiday became an emotional roller coaster. Steve Clark talks about an awkward kiss. Learn more at wcstoryslam.com. 

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