One of the aims of The Cicada is to bring new people to storytelling. If you’ve ever considered it read on, as you hear from one of the contestants from this years Words in Winter Story Slam. Thank you to Kate Taylor and The Local newspaper for featuring our slam, and participant Leah Willian for having a go.

Leah Willian

How did you get involved?
I heard about it on social media, and I thought I’d like to give it a go

What was the theme?
Change and Chance

What made you consider having ago?
I knew I had a great story on the theme of change and chance, so I thought it would be good for my self confidence to have a go at it

What was the experience like for you?

Amazing and thrilling. Afterwards there was such a high, the organisers of the the Cicada were really supportive and encouraging

Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely, I would encourage everyone to have a go, you come away with a great sense of achievement.