Marisol Sosnowski Wins! Grand Slam Tickets on Sale Now!


Marisol Sosnowski gave us a story about being scared the first time she was in the ocean. Marisa’s story was so great that the judges awarded her with the win at our “Scared” Story Slam!  All of the stories shared last night talked about our own personal fears and how we overcame them. Marisol will be competing with our former winners at our Grand Slam Event being held November 16″ Congratulations to Marisol for a win well deserved.

Tickets for the Lehigh Valley Story Slam GRAND SLAM are available now.The GRAND SLAM will be held on November 16th, 8pm, at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar in historic Bethlehem, PA.  To reserve your seats, click HERE.

Our “Scared” Story Slam is October 19th!

Join us on October 19th for our “Scared” Story Slam! We start hearing stories at 8pm on the second floor of McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar. Anyone can tell their scary story, just sign up upon arrival that night. We recommend you order your tickets by clicking HERE! 


What do we mean by “Scared?” We want to hear spooky stories, we want to hear terror stories. Have you seen a ghost? Have you had an out of body experience? Have you been in a war zone or witnessed a terrible accident? Sometimes we break out of our comfort zone and attempt something “scary” such as skydiving or bungee jumping. Have you been lost in the woods or lost in the city? Have you had a gun pulled on you? We are all scared from time to time.

If you have a story, please don’t be “scared” to tell it! Stories should be approximately five minutes long, and no props are allowed. You probably have a story you’ve told to friends or family a few times – that might be the story you want to tell. Join us at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub on October 19th, 8pm for some “Scared” Stories!

Our September 21st Story Slam is “Transformation!”

Save the date and join us on Wednesday, September 21st for our “Transformation” Story Slam! Our Story Slam is being held at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar in historic Bethlehem, PA. Grab your tickets now by clicking HERE.

What does the theme “Transformation” stand for?

We want to hear your story of how you came to be the person you are. What was the most transformative moment in your life? Was your identity altered by an amazing opportunity or perhaps by a tragedy? Did you learn a truth about yourself at summer camp or while away on vacation? Did the death of a loved one alter your course in life? Maybe the birth of a loved one set you on an unexpected journey. Was there a moment you realized you just had to come out to your family? Perhaps you quit your job to follow your passion and have been transformed in the process. Transformations can happen in many different places – in Times Square, a Buddhist Monastery, on the Appalachian Trail, etc. Where did your transformation occur?

If you have not been to a Story Slam before you just may find it is transformative! Join us on Wednesday, September 21st.

Here is one of our favorite stories that would fit under the theme of Transformation.

Ken Karnas Wins our May Story Slam!

lvmaywinnerStories told at our May slam were some of the best ever.  The theme was “Gratitude” and Ken Karnas, who is a teacher, writer and storyteller was our winner.  He told a heartwarming story about one of his students that affected his life and became his mentor in all that is good.  We at the Lehigh Valley Story Slam wand to express our “Gratitude” to all who came out and supported us.
We are taking the summer off but please visit our web site and Facebook for updates.  Our next Story Slam will be September 21 and the themes is “Transformation”.  Please come and we hope to see you there.
You can watch Ken’s winning story here.

Our May 18th Story Slam is “Gratitude!”


Join us on Wednesday, May 18th for our “Gratitude” Story Slam! Our Story Slam will be held at 8pm on the second floor of the Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar in historic Bethlehem, PA. Reserve your seats now by clicking HERE.

What type stories are we looking for?

We want to hear stories where people express their appreciation for things in life. Big things. Little things. Who are you thankful for? What are you thankful for? Have you been pulled through a difficult time by a generous friend or family member? Perhaps a stranger saved your life? Do you have memories of learning about gratitude from when you were a child? Perhaps you thought you were toiling in your job without any rewards when someone expressed the smallest bit of gratitude towards you? Think of your gratitude stories and come on out!

We hope to see you Wednesday, May 18th at Red Stag Pub. Maybe give your mom tickets for Mother’s Day and then tell a story about her! Please reserve your seats by clicking HERE.

Maya Shustik wins our “Heroes” Story Slam!

lvaprilmayaCongratulations to Maya Shustik, winner of our April  Lehigh Valley Story Slam, which was themed “Heroes!” Maya is a student at Moravian Academy and told a wonderful story about her Grandfather, her hero. Among Maya’s many talents is that she is a dancer and now as we all know, a great teller of stories.  Congratulations again Maya and we will see her at our Grand Slam in November.

Our next Story Slam will be held at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub on Wednesday, May 18th and the theme is “Gratitude!” Purchase your tickets and if you would like to tell a story, sign up upon arrival. Reserve your seats by clicking HERE.

Here is Maya’s winning story.