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03/24/2011

Meet Team Philly

We’ve assembled a stellar group of storytellers as part of Team Philly for April 15th’s Philly vs. Boston StorySlam, part of the Philadelphia Book Festival and Philadelphia Science Festival. Who are these talented folk? This year’s Philadelphia team is made up of 2010 Grand Slam competitors, Michael Minard and Bernardo Morillo; recent StorySlam winner Marla Burkholder; and last year’s Best Storyteller at the Philly vs. Washington D.C. StorySlam, Michael McCarry.

But the best way to get to know them is by hearing their stories. I’ll be posting videos of stories from each of our storytellers over the next few days. Then I’ll introduce you to Team Boston, aka Team Baked Beans. And everybody knows cheesesteaks are better than baked beans, right? (Feel free to smack talk in the comments.)

UPDATE: Watch all of their videos here.

First up? Everybody’s favorite Delco hip hop artist/BMW salesman Mike McCarry. The video is from his turn in last year’s city vs. city Slam, when he grabbed the title of Best Storyteller. The theme was All About My Mother.

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