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And the winner is…

Once again, the audience voting matched the judges’ at Tuesday night’s “On My Street” StorySlam.

Chris Oberlin‘s story unfolds in a cul-de-sac on Hiawatha Place in a subdivision called The Indian Village, so it stands to reason the story involves an ambush.   But here the culprit is a mailbox.  Chris earns an invitation to the GrandSlam at the 2009 First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art.  Here’s his winning story.  Watch to the end for a very special delivery:

The next StorySlam is April 18th, in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia for the Free Library Festival!  It’s an invitational and will feature a team of five storytellers from Philadelphia vs. five from Chicago in our first ever inter-city StorySlam!

Date: Saturday April 18th
Time: 5pm-6:30pm
Host: Madi Distefano
Location: Parkway Central Library’s Bank of America Main Stage (AKA Montgomery Auditorium)
Cost: FREE


(design: Tim Gough)

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