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Meet Grand Slam Contestant, Marjorie!

Name: Marjorie Fineberg Winther
Age: I’m 60, but I can play 59.
Location: Mount Airy
Slam won: Hindsight

FPA: How long have you been “Slamming”?

MFW: Since December 2011

FPA: How do you prepare for a StorySlam? Do you have any rituals or lucky pairs of socks?

MFW: I write, read out loud, revise, read out loud, revise, rehearse. Start all over. Does this sound compulsive?

FPA: Share a storytelling tip with us!

MFW: Bring your authentic self. Your vulnerability is your strength.

FPA: What would Chapter 7 of your memoir be called?

MFW: Be Here Now Somewhere Else Later

FPA: Who’s the best storyteller you know and why?

MFW: OH I am NOT going there. Way to hurt the feelings of anyone I didn’t mention.

FPA: What do you do in real life when you’re not out winning StorySlams?

MFW: I design and teach classes for employees of the Philadelphia Gas Works.

FPA: What do you love most about First Person Arts?

MFW: The community, the creativity, the classy venues, the chance to hang out with writers, the attention.

FPA: If you had a storyteller spirit animal, what would it be?

MFW: Galapagos Tortoise. They are pretty mellow and have slow metabolisms.

FPA: The winner of this Grand Slam will get a $250 prize! What will you do with the money if you win?

MFW: Karaoke party!


The 14th Season of First Person Arts StorySlams is presented by Harmelin Media.

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Windfall
  • Date: August 27, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: CSZ Philadelphia
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107