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05/19/2011

Janet Keeps on the Sunny Side

Janet won our Family Ties Slam when she told a story about the moment she realized her family was unique: a road trip with her entire family to visit her uncle in prison. Janet will be competing against our other storytellers on Wednesday, May 25 at our Summer Grand Slam! You don’t want to miss it!

Name: Janet Williams
Current Location (as specific as possible, please): Front porch of a Palmyra, New Jersey Bungalow.
Slam won: Family Ties
Favorite Philly summer activity: I am never happier than when I’m at a Phillies game.
What’s your dream StorySlam theme? Road Trip–I got a million of ’em!
Tell us a summer story in 10 words: Fresh garden blackberries and tomatoes eaten still warm from the sun.
What’s the best story you ever heard? Washing dishes with my great-grandmother, her tales of the early 1900’s: coal-mining, hat making, school days, being courted by my great grandfather.
What makes a great story? What makes a great storyteller? I love a story that surprises and a vulnerable storyteller.
Why should your competitors watch their backs? Well…there is that time I won a push-up contest.



Check out our our other slammers here and don’t miss the Grand Slam.

– Laura

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Overdoing it at Fringe Arts (Tickets on sale Dec. 3)
  • Date: December 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Venue: FringeArts
  • Location: 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106