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05/20/2011

Johnny doesn’t tell the Midget, Mexican, Prostitute Story

Johnny may be new to StorySlams, but he still won our New Territories Slam in January. Johnny won when he told a story about meeting his father for the first time and living with him in Southwest Georgia. Check out the full story below and don’t miss Johnny compete in our Summer Grand Slam on Wednesday, May 25!

Name: Johnny Walker
Current Location (as specific as possible, please): West Chester Pa.
Slam Won: New Territories
Favorite Philly summer activity: Cook outs are my favorite activity.
What’s your dream StorySlam theme? “What’s love got to do with it” would be a good topic.
Tell us a summer story in 10 words: Girlfriend threw out my concert tickets. I faked a press pass.
What’s the best story you ever heard? The crack house story on the Moth. When the guy left his infant in the car and was going to be right back but stayed 4 hours in freezing temps near Christmas
What makes a great story? What makes a great storyteller? Honesty and keeping it simple. A great story teller doesn’t seem overly rehearsed.
Why should your competitors watch their backs? I never knew about story slams until my new girlfriend told me about them. So in hopes of winning her over, I competed and lost. Then I gave it one more try and my girlfriend showed up just as I was called (story teller #7) up to tell a story. I didn’t even know the theme until I got there. And with Lesley watching I won. Now we are engaged. So I hope I win again to prove to myself it wasn’t just luck.



Meet our our other slammers here and don’t miss the Grand Slam!

– Laura

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