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.