How to Slam a Story: A Workshop with the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Estes Valley Library
Hondius Community Room

Event Details

Build your storytelling skills!

We all have stories to tell--stories that may be heartwarming, side-splitting, or life-affirming. For the 65th anniversary of the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies (FAGR), we're inviting you to a special workshop on "story slams," open-mic storytelling competitions in the vein of poetry slams. Participants will brainstorm on the topic, "Spring – Lose Those Winter Blues," and then practice telling a story on that topic. They'll learn tips and tricks for making a story compelling, as well as strategies to help conquer stage fright. Come learn what a story slam is all about, and leave better prepared for telling your next great story, whether on stage or over coffee with a friend.

If you're interested in taking your storytelling further, or just enjoying a fun, story-filled evening, come join the FAGR for a live story slam on April 1 at 7 PM at the Historic Park Theatre. The event is sponsored by KUNC, and will be hosted by Nick Ross, host of The Moth's Denver StorySLAM's at Swallow Hill Music. Storytellers will be selected by random drawing, in a process similar to The Moth's, and the winner will be entered into this fall’s Stories Worth Telling Festival in Golden.

About the instructor

Rachel Beth Cunning, a board member of the FAGR and devourer of stories, will lead the workshop. She earned a B.A. in Creative Writing and an M.A. in Education, both at the University of Kansas. She has published 14 books in Latin--yes, Latin!--and co-hosted Bene Narras!, a YouTube series that advises other writers on writing compelling stories in Latin. (No, really, Latin!)

Event Type(s): Workshops
Age Group(s): Adult, Teens
Presenter: Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies
Eric White
(970) 586-8116 ext. 832

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