Congratulations to Ted Elicker, winner of our 2018 Grand Slam. Ted competed with the other winners from this year's monthly open mic story slams and earned the title of Best Storyteller in York. The theme for the evening was SATISFACTION.
Ted is pictured here with our Master of Ceremonies, 2016 Grand Slam champion Brad Jennings.
Watch all the videos from the Grand Slam here.
We are grateful to work with an excellent team of vendors to produce our events and archive the stories: our photographers - most recently, Maddie Crocenzi; sound guy/audio engineer extraordinaire Logan Summey of Third Leg Audio; videographer Randy Flaum; and Carla at Wilson Media Services, who produces our monthly podcast (subscribe for free in iTunes!). We also thank Holy Hound Taproom for giving us a home throughout the year and Appell Center for the Performing Arts for making it possible for us to host our Grand Slam in such a beautiful space.
Thank you to everyone who showed up this year to listen, and everyone who bravely put their names into the hat to share stories. Storytelling is a wonderful way to get to know others in your community; to uncover things you have in common with your neighbors, and to recognize and understand our differences.
We won’t have a story slam event in December – we'll be busy planning for next year. We'll continue to host our monthly events on the third Tuesday of the month at Holy Hound in 2019. Please block it out on your calendar and make sure you’re on our email list (click on the Contact tab above to subscribe) and following us on social media so we can keep you in the loop when we announce the themes for next year.