Karen Foerstel was the winner of our “WTF” Story Slam. Karen told the story of growing up in the 70s and a dinner party her parents hosted with the world-renowned sexologist of the time, Dr. John Money which ended in a hilarious WTF moment. Karen’s story won her the prized pint glass and earned her a spot in the 2019 Grand Slam!
Our “WTF” Story Slam offered a wide variety of outlandish moments and truly touching and emotional stories. Some stories were of individuals saying WTF and throwing caution to the wind while others were tales of incidents that left our storytellers wondering, WTF? There were a number of first time storytellers. Danielle Del Isola told the story of a WTF experience that changed her perspective in life. Hong Van Tran-Spero told the story of a car accident and what she discovered when she went to help out. John Teske told us of his travels to Auschwitz and realizing the industrial scale of evil that humans can inflict upon one another. Joey Tepedino told about his experiences as a pizza delivery boy and the uncertainty of what might greet him upon his arrival.
Thanks to all our storytellers, the judges, and everyone who came out to laugh, applaud, and be part of our storytelling community. Big thanks to our emcee, Jamie Beth, as well.
Our next Story Slam is themed "Fast Forward" and will be held on Tuesday, May 28th. We’ve been selling out, so make sure to save the date and order your tickets online in advance!
Check out Karen’s winning story below. To watch other stories told on the night, click on over to the Lancaster Story Slam YouTube Channel. Remember, our theme was ‘WTF?’ so our content contains profanity that is not appropriate for all audiences.