Emcee Michael Sirianni poses with Story Slam winner Audrey Lopez!

Emcee Michael Sirianni poses with Story Slam winner Audrey Lopez!

Congratulations to Audrey Lopez! She won tonight's "Foreign Soil" Story Slam with her touching story of moving to the USA from Peru as a child and slowly adjusting to life in America. Audrey won the prized pint glass and has earned a slot in the November Grand Slam!

We heard an array of stories celebrating diversity tonight, tales of Americans in foreign lands and stories of immigrants adjusting to America.

We heard about the strangeness of arriving in America on Halloween, about crossing the border solo as a nine-year-old, and about adjusting to American school lunches. We listened to a tale of craving Ovaltine while traversing the mountains of Vietnam and a story about hiking in the misty countryside of England. We heard about meeting one's father during a mournful trip to Germany and getting arrested in Bosnia. We heard a hilarious story of traveling in southern Italy, and a touching story of learning the culture of Bahrain. Thanks to all our storytellers tonight!

Our next Lancaster Story Slam will be July 26th and the theme is "Career Opportunities!" To order your tickets, click HERE!

Check out Audrey's winning story below! To see all the stories told at our Story Slams, check out the Lancaster Story Slam YouTube channel!