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Going the Distance

Amanda won our “It’s In the Mail” StorySlam when she told the story about her attempt to seduce her dream man, her boss. Watch her tell the full story below! Amanda will be competing alongside our other talented storytellers on November 10 at the Fall Grand Slam and Soiree.

You can also read up on our previously featured winners here.

Name: Amanda
Age: 31
Location: South Philly/Italian Market
Slam won: It’s In the Mail

What was the last thing you won (StorySlam not included)? South Philly Food Co-op Raffle (Gift Certificate to SPTR.  Woo Hoo!)

In honor of FPA’s 10 year anniversary in 2011 – Tell us a story in 10 words. Birthday brunch last Sunday. Made homemade pop-tarts.  Gained foodie cred.

What would your dream theme be for a StorySlam? What story would you tell? I wish I had been in town for Epic Fail.  I think I would have told the story of my senior year of high school, aka the year that all of my high school-y dreams were destroyed and I got really fat and depressed.  It was awesome.

Who do you know that tells the worst (or best) stories? Ummm…easily Katonya Mosley is the best storyteller on the planet.  Storytelling needs to be a job that pays a lot of money so that she can do it for a living and bring joy to the world.  Everything she says has layers.  She is crazy subtle, but always makes her point. She can win over and inspire any audience.   Did I mention that that the whole reason I entered the StorySlam was (indirectly) because I (friendly) stalk Katonya?  I took the class she was teaching because I’ve seen her host many slams and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take lessons from the master.  I entered the StorySlam I won as a result of the class.  We’ve been going to slams for years, but I never entered one as a storyteller before taking the class.

Why are you a good storyteller? (aka why should your competitors be scared?) Yikes, gnarly question. I’m a better storyteller because I took the FPA Tell It! course, and, uh…I enunciate? :-).  My competitors should not be afraid of me, because I am friendly and I only like to compete with people I really dislike. Also, if previous Grand Slams are any indication. I should be very afraid of at least most of them….and I am!  As long as I don’t completely bomb, though, I’ll be super happy to have participated in this iconic Philly event.

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Promotions (tickets on sale NOW)
  • Date: March 26, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: The Playground at the Adrienne
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street
  • StorySlam: Laws of Nature (tickets on sale 4/8/19)
  • Date: April 30, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: The Playground at the Adrienne
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street