He wrote a newspaper column called singled out and his latest writings can be read in west chester story slam. Now, the west chester story slam is held monthly at ryans pub in our small town. Stories are told with no notes and no props, just a storyteller standing at a mic, revealing themselves through their personal tales. Book club groups in west chester heres a look at some book club groups near west chester. West chester story slam is a mix of brilliant comedic awesomeness and philly sport fanstyle rowdiness. In november of 2009, several local writers and artists met in jim breslins living room to tell stories. West chester story slam is the second tuesday of the month, 8 p.
About events press blog publications books book clubs. Book lovers in west chester can breathe a sigh of relief, as the recently closed chester county book company in the west goshen shopping center has quickly gained a worthy successor, writes brian mccullough for the daily local news. Alyce wilson interviewed several storytellers for the piece. Marketing as a program host on qvc you have to be able to quickly adapt on live television. She has been featured on the huffington post, and aarp and is a shesource womens media expert. The howl story slam is an open microphone storytelling competition open to anyone with a fiveminute story to share on the nights theme. Apr 21, 2019 the howl story slam is an open microphone storytelling competition open to anyone with a fiveminute story to share on the nights theme. West chester story slam tonight image via wikipedia if you havent been to a west chesters story slam, you might assume that its rife with the kind getdownanddirty, bareall happenings found in many smalltime comedy clubs a kind of mud wrestling for the literary set. Her work has appeared on mcsweeneys, the new yorker, and the belladonna comedy among other places. Doors open at 7pm and we start telling stories at 8pm. If you want updates on upcoming events, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here our story slams will once again take place on the second tuesday of each month at side bar and restaurant, located at 10 e. West chester books 212 west gay street west chester, pa 19380. His micropublishing project, oermead press, has also published two anthologies, west chester story slam selected stories and chester county fiction, and a poetry chapbook, exit pursued by a bear by virginia beards.
The books homepage helps you explore earths biggest bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. This is a group for twentysomethings of all ages kind of like kids of all ages, but with the possibility of alcohol of the west chester area to meet up, grab a drink, and talk about an awesome book or pick apart a less than awesome book, which can be even more fun. Second reading i book store west chester area senior. To date, over 550 stories have been told to live audiences. Both west chester story slam and ten stories share the basics. West chester books is an independent dealer in rare and antiquarian books located in historic chester county, pennsylvania. The man behind the citys transformation january 30, 2017 on may 1, 2017 the borough of west chester was recognized as a 2017 great american main street award winner, as a result of its successful revitalization movement that began in 2000. Still, the point of story slam is not necessarily standing before an audience and baring ones soul. I really enjoyed the stories, but the sadness, wistfulness, and warmth that runs through them was an unexpected and welcome surprise. An episode ten years in the making, as it marks the first and only appearance of monti, our organizations namesake.
We assist collectors and estates in liquidating books, including collections and single volumes. Available at chester county book company, indiebound, and amazon. Ssi to service the requirements of the total university community. Terry heyman is a humor writer based in west chester, pa. West chester story slam is a great night out for anyone. You can call the book store directly at 6104312117 to arrange drop off. Reserved seats are recommended since these shows do sell out.
Had no idea what to expect really, but was blown away by the authenticity, the presentation, the subject matter and the emotion these amateur but outstanding story tellers shared for the wakeup call theme. There is an art to telling a story and much like a good joke, it is mainly in the delivery. Steve clark, twotime best storyteller in philadelphia. All book donations can be made directly to our second reading ii book store located in the parkway shopping center 929 s high st west chester, pa 19382. The group had so much fun that jim approached a pub in downtown west chester and officially started west chester story slam in january 2010. Cathy has been recognized by financial, legal and aging organizations as a key educator and thought leader. The west chester university poetry center was created in 2000 to further the study and appreciation of poetry. Yahoo news featured west chester story slam and delco story slam in an article about suburban story slams. West chester story slam with some good friends at the side bar upstairs. Breslin considers the book more of a sampler than a collection. Sure, we would like to hear stories about the plains of the serengeti, the peaks of kilimanjaro, and the base camp.
Everses poetry editor luke stromberg hit up the west chester story slam this week and gave us this fantastic anecdote about drinking and general debauchery and inventive excuses the next morning at the associated writing programs conference. Second reading ii book store west chester area senior center. Listen to the story, then listen to our exclusive bonus content that tells the story of a friendship and why it took monti ten years to come to the monti. If i didnt live in west chester, pa, id have trouble believing that shoplandia is real, but the giant shopping channel that forms the backdrop to this collection of stories is only lightly fictionalized. The theme was panic switch at our panic switch story slam, steve kernaghan won a slot to compete in the grand slam. Its the act of creating, often on the spot, a cohesive narrative that the audience may or may not deem great story telling. Shes studied with the second city, been a featured storyteller at the women in comedy festival in boston, and a four time west chester story slam championthats west chester, pa, not to be confused with westchester, ny. Jim breslin is the founder of the west chester story slam, a monthly storytelling event in its seventh year. West chester story slam is a great night out for anyone who loves a good story. According to west chester story slams website the word wild is key here. West chester story slam edited by jim breslin chester. The indy author podcast episode 006 the importance of. Larry geiger, creative director, is an artist, graphic designer, book cover. In 2020, west chester story slam and ten stories story slam are joining forces to provide our favorite town with monthly storytelling events.
Steve clark, twotime best storyteller in philadelphia forty stories compiled from the first five years of west chester story slam. Books are accepted on mondays through fridays from 10 a. On november th, the ten winning storytellers from the 2018 season competed for the title of best storyteller in west chester. Kelly simmons, author of the bird house west chester story slam is a fun live event powered by the insightful. Ive watched these monthly attendees get to know each other, friending each other on twitter and facebook, learning about their common passions and interests. Tell it at lehigh valley story slam the morning call. We usually meet in the west chester area on the second tuesday of each month. Since west chester story slam launched in 2010, over five hundred. Jim breslin about events press blog publications books book clubs. Find groups in west chester, pennsylvania about book club and meet people in your local community who share your interests. Local authors share chester county fiction tredyffrin, pa. Our story slams will once again take place on the second tuesday of each month at side bar and restaurant, located at 10 e. Special event, childrens event childrens, games, mystery saturday february 29, 2020 2.
Selected stories 20102014, of the coolest and best highlights of the first five years of the. Please continue to access this website and the cchs facebook and instagram pages for updated information. Amid the turmoil of the sixties, harry lang begins to question the war and civilization itself. The west chester story slam is a monthly storytelling event in the town of west chester, pa. In addition to textbooks, the campus store carries art and school supplies, health and beauty aids, insignia, clothing, gift items, glassware, calculators, spirit items, and college best sellers. Carla was a fan of the west chester story slam and approached wc story slam.
We have partnered with ten stories story slam for the 2020 season. Once a month, a group gets together to tell stories in an informal competition. Please refer to their website for more information. Eli silbermans debut novel, etrain to masada, was released in early 20 by tsg productions, inc in the story, a new york city advertising executive is asked to create a commercial for the president of the united states.
The public is invited to donate new or used books in good condition. The former stores longtime employee and brotherinlaw of the previous owner took up the mantle by opening a new book store in the same location. We accept up to 4 bags or boxes per person each day. The grand slam was held on the big stage at the chester county historical society and we had 260 people attend the event. The bookstore campus store is owned and operated by student services, inc. Jan, 2017 west chester books is an independent dealer in rare and antiquarian books located in historic chester county, pennsylvania. Breslin said that the past five years have seen more interest in the arts, especially with events like the west chester story slam.
Aug 23, 2019 jim breslin is the founder of the west chester story slam, a monthly storytelling event in its seventh year. He is also the cofounder of lancaster story slam and has been a featured storyteller at the scranton story slam and liberation. Oct 22, 2014 west chester mayor carolyn comitta since west chester story slam launched in 2010, over five hundred stories have been told live on stage in front of rowdy audiences at local bars. Local authors share chester county fiction tredyffrin. Here youll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, kindle ebooks, audible audiobooks, and so much more. Area authors share chester county fiction phoenixville. Beginning with just a few friends, it has grown to include west chester story slam, delco story slam, lancaster story slam and lehigh valley story slam. West chester story slam edited by jim breslin just a storyteller standing at a mic, revealing themselves through their personal tales. Steve is a local teacher, and his story had everyone in. Successor of chester county book company now open for. West chester mayor carolyn comitta since west chester story slam launched in 2010, over five hundred stories have been told live on stage in front of rowdy audiences at local bars. Jan 29, 2016 in his standout first story collection.
Second reading i book store west chester area senior center. Dennis eventually visited west chester story slam and mentioned his interest in starting a. Welcome to the west chester story slam podcast today we have three stories from our september story slam. Over 700 stories have been told in front of thousands of audience members. Sure, we would like to hear stories about the plains of the serengeti, the peaks of kilimanjaro, and the base camp in nepal, so bring your favorite outdoorsman story with you. Learn about our live events and how you can order tickets at wcs. She is currently working on her first book, so, whats he like. Well, weve completed our ninth season of west chester story slam. Second reading ii book store west chester area senior. Remembering chester county stories from valley forge to. Remembering chester county stories from valley forge to coatesville by susannah brody through a series of fascinating vignettes from local storyteller susannah brody, discover how people of chester county secreted slaves along the underground railroad. Interview with jim breslin of west chester story slam. Dec 20, 2011 breslin said that the past five years have seen more interest in the arts, especially with events like the west chester story slam.
Jim breslin, editor, is the founder of the west chester story slam and the author of two books, shoplandia and elephant. A good friend of mine named jim breslin, started the west chester story slam with this in mind. Books must be returned in the same condition as purchased to receive a full refund. Humor is a vital part of her presentations and she can be seen on the west chester story slam youtube channel.1382 200 1402 1341 1285 1484 643 1363 1212 554 1235 538 401 1159 1040 901 95 290 13 1483 318 549 1165 4 861 650 1458 1505 279 1362 111 1529 880 170 750 625 770 160 655