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Living Social: Stories get real at last night’s “Social Network” Slam

Twitter made it cool to be a “follower.” Facebook made “unlike” a verb. Myspace contributed a whole new movement to the history of self-portraiture. Ladies social groups no longer have to meet in person, but can share recipes, knitting tips, and fun cat photos from the comfort of their own homes with the popular online pinboard, Pinterest. And now stalker’s lives are easier than ever before thanks to the location-based social network, Foursquare.

Without a doubt, social media is transforming the world.

At last night’s StorySlam, ten audience storytellers told of the inspiring, hilarious, and complex ways that social media has affected their lives. The theme was “Social Network.”

Interestingly, two reoccurring themes were unexpected encounters with famous people and scabies.

Our winning story however, was scabies-free. Bring your library cards and do the shoulder shimmy with a world renowned economist (who may also be a god) in the winning story from last night’s Slam by Lansie. Watch the video of her winning and Audience Favorite performance in the video below. Click here to see what our friends at Philebrity had to say about Lansie’s story!

Lansie, Winning Storyteller and Audience Favorite, Social Network First Person Arts StorySlam

Congratulations Lansie! Thanks to all our storytellers and everyone who came out last night. Stay tuned for more videos of our “Social Network” stories coming soon to the First Person Arts YouTube Channel.

Be sure to get in with First person Arts’ Social Network by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

Next First Person Arts StorySlam:
Date: Monday, March 12th
Theme: Around the World
Location: World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.)
Time: Doors at 7:30pm, Slam starts at 8:30pm
All-ages, $3 Yuengling Draft Specials

If you want to guarantee a table at the Slam, make a reservation with World Cafe Live! Call 215-222-1400 after 10:00 AM up until the Monday of the Slam.

-Becca Jennings

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