Writ Large live storytelling series Wednesday at Justice Snow’s
IF YOU GO...
What: Writ Large Live Storytelling Series
When: Wednesday, March 9 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Justice Snow’s parlor
Cost: $10 donation
For more information or to RSVP: call Justice Snow’s restaurant and bar at 970.429.8192
Listen to Aspen locals’ tell true tales of exiled Russian royalty, surviving a natural disaster, climbing the Himalayas and others at Justice Snow’s today from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
As part of the Writ Large Live Storytelling Series, Aspen Historical Society history coach Mike Monroney, Everest mountaineer Mike Marolt, poet Natalie Rae and locals Jennifer Catto, Barbara Shaw and Tatyana Stevens will share their stories in the parlor of the restaurant this evening.
The bimonthly storytelling series started in January 2015 in collaboration with the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College and has been very well received, said event curator and former storyteller Eleanor Shelton.
“Our valley is so incredibly rich in stories,” Shelton said. “These stories are heart-warming. They’re poignant. They’re funny. They run the gamut, and it’s just a wonderful event that is local and so very rich.”
Four of the six stories that will be told today involve foreign destinations, said storyteller Monroney, adding that traveling often leads to compelling stories.
But all of the stories that will be shared are “very diverse,” Monroney said.
“Everybody has a story, whether they realize it or not,” he said. “We all have something in our lives that’s been life-changing, humorous or emotional.”
Without divulging too many details, Monroney said his story of his 50th birthday spent in Mexico during one of the worst hurricanes in history has moments that are scary, challenging and, at times, comical.
“The audience laughs with the storyteller, and they cry with the storytellers,” Shelton said. “It really is a fantastic event.”
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