David Smith won our April Story Slam with his touching tale of how a battle with illness provided him with a new view of money and friends. David took home a prized pint glass and earned a slot in the November Grand Slam. Congratulations David!

The "Money" stories told tonight were funny, intense and insightful. We heard stories about arranging for free dental work to save money, and how earning money changes family dynamics. We listened to tales of working four jobs and how making money is like digesting food. We heard about having money stolen in Angola - and chasing down a thief in Honduras. We heard about selling family heirloooms and the memories they hold, and we listened to a tense story of tracking down acell phone stolen in Central Market. Thanks to all our storytellers, our judges and the audience who came out!

Our next Story Slam will be Tuesday, May 23rd and the theme is "Don't Tell Mom!" You can order your tickets by clicking HERE!

Check out David's winning story below. To view all the stories told on the night, check out the Lancaster Story Slam YouTube Channel.