Our second ever story slam event took place last week and it was a wild success. Tears of all kinds were shed and laughs were shared among the more than two hundred of you who came out. There were ten storytellers who captivated our hearts and minds with their wit, warmth, and bravery. Highlights include the lessons that life teaches us over and over, some bad decisions, a couple of first-time performers, and so much applause. What a night!
Of course, we could not have done it without help from our sponsors at Meijer, Mark & Jennifer Ellis, BDO, Well Design Studio, Lambert, Edwards & Associates, and the Grand Rapids Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Also, huge thanks to Sarah Jean Anderson for her hilarious hosting, to Chris Sain Jr., John Gonzalez, and Amy Sherman for being judges. Other contributors included the Festival of Faith & Writing, Creston Brewery, Urban Massage, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse, Grand Rapids Cuban Salsa, and Books & Mortar, who all donated prizes. And, as always, thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! A resounding round of applause to everyone who helped make the night the success that it was.
Enjoy a few photos from the night, either as means to reminisce or to see exactly what you missed out on! Don’t worry, the CYC is sure to be hosting more story slams and community events in the future!