Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! We kicked off our 6th season of Lancaster Story Slam with the theme “Blank Canvas.” With the turning over of the new year and resolutions made, “Blank Canvas” seemed like a truly fitting theme for January. Our talented storytellers and some amazing first-time storytellers came out for the evening to share their stories with us.
Our winner for January’s Story Slam was Swapna Deshpande with her story about the year she became a doctor and a mother at the same time. Her canvas quickly became filled with sleepless nights and feelings of guilt, but in the end, she discovered the truth - you can be a good mom and a doctor, too.
Next up is Sitawa Wafula with her story of going from a well-respected mental health advocate in Kenya to a student in Lancaster, PA.
Now a word from LancLiving Realty, our 2020 sponsor. LancLiving Realty is a local real estate and property management firm based in downtown Lancaster, serving communities throughout Lancaster County, and focused on providing clients with ethical and knowledgeable service. Whether you are buying or selling, LancLiving agents focus on getting the best deal for you, the client. LancLiving is proud to support great storytelling through the Lancaster Story Slam for the second year in a row. LancLiving ... It's where you belong.
Our final storyteller is Steve McLean. Steve shared his story of how we may find ourselves with a new blank canvas, but continue to be sentimental about the canvas other’s have helped us to paint.
And that’s it for our January “Blank Canvas” podcast. If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live events! Our February Story Slam is themed “#adulting” and will be held at 7pm on February 25th. Come out and join us at Zoetropolis. We sold out of tickets in January so it’s always a good idea to purchase tickets online in advance.
We hope to see you on stage soon! Thanks for listening.