Our Debut Story Slam Comes to Burlap and Bean with “Good Intentions”

We’re excited about our first ever Delco Story Slam, coming to Burlap and Bean on Wednesday, January 23rd!


What happens at a Story Slam? Anyone can get on stage and tell a story based on the theme of the night. On a typical night, we hear eight to ten stories – each story told by someone in the audience! The story should be true as you remember it, and be no longer than five minutes. Our theme for the night is “Good Intentions!” Here’s some thoughts on the theme to get you thinking about your story.

Perhaps you had good intentions when you set out to help someone in need, and found yourself suddenly in over your head. Maybe the decision to live your life with good intentions has led to a profound change in your relationships. We all act with good intentions, but the results are not always what was intended. Mistakes happen. Sometimes when we set out to help others, we find there are unexpected repercussions. Good intentions can indeed ripple in strange unseen ways.

We’ve all heard the proverb, “The path to hell is paved with good intentions,” and the saying that “the end does not justify the means.”

Maybe you stopped to help a stranger who had broken down on the side of the road, or picked someone up after they stumbled on the sidewalk. Maybe your good intentions led to saving a person’s life. Your story might be about expressing good intentions and being unexpectedly rewarded with good karma.

Ideally, we will hear excellent stories about good intentions that had all types of surprising endings.

Our Story Slam begins promptly at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30. If you are interested in telling your story (and we hope you are!) stop by and sign in once you secure your seat. We record all the stories and place most of them on our website, though if you have a story you want to keep “in the room only” we will honor that.

You can reserve your seats for the January 23rd show at Burlap and Bean by clicking here.

PS: If you want to see what a winning story sounds like, watch Luanne Sims tell the winning story at the West Chester Story Slam. The theme of the night was Social Media!


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