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YOUR STORY? LOOKING TO DO SOMETHING FUNNY, INSPIRING, EXCITING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING THIS SUMMER? CHECK OUT THE WEST CHESTER STORY SLAM. oanne tells the story of how her prized Ralph Lauren bath towel got involved in a mob hit. Luke recalls finding what he thought was an abandoned motorized wheelchair when he was a teenager, taking the chair, and then returning it weeks later, only to be hailed as a hero. And Eli tells the tale of a condor, “hired” by Eli’s ad agency to circle gracefully overhead, instead plummeting 300 feet to its death. These are all stories from West Chester Story Slam Story slams are live storytelling competitions that have been exploding across the country. They may vary slightly in their rules, but basically, a story slam consists of a person standing in front of an audience and telling a story. In the summer of 2011, I saw a poster advertising West Chester Story Slam in the Starbucks on Gay Street. I was intrigued. I had heard of story slams but had never been to one. I asked my friend Pat to come with me. He had never been to one either, but that didn’t stop him from telling a story about whether he believed his father was, in fact, his biological father. The theme was “It’s All Relative.” Pat won the slam that night and I was hooked. Jim Breslin, the founder of West Chester Story Slam, is a man who loves stories—writing them and telling them. He held the first West Chester Story 

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The WC Press Summer Fun Guide - June 2014  

Voice of the Borough

The WC Press Summer Fun Guide - June 2014  

Voice of the Borough