As the Grand Slam nears, storytellers are flexing their narrative muscles to secure one of the final spots in the line-up. Diane cleared the competition at Monday night’s “Schooled” themed slam at World Cafe Live, taking both titles– Winning Storyteller and Audience Favorite. It was probably the sophisticated Star Wars references that won us over. Before she left the stage, Diane had not only managed to connect Star Wars stars Hans Solo, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader to her story, she had also worked in tauntauns and the Millenium Falcon.
We admire you, Diane. We admire your Star Wars know-how, your ability to make connections between your own life and a galaxy far, far away, and we admire your perseverance; We all might have intended to save ourselves for Hans Solo, but you actually followed through with that intention. Bravo, girl. It’s no wonder you took both titles at the Slam.
With the Grand Slam fast approaching, there are only a few more opportunities for you to get in the running. Come tell us a story at our next Slam on Tuesday, September 25th at L’Etage. The theme is “Mission Impossible.” You can get all the details here.