Date(s) - 04/12/2019 - 04/13/2019
American Mountaineering Center
The 2019 Story Seeds Conference and Concert features three separate events – a conference, public concert and story slam – all at one venue.
The public concert, “Friday Evening Stories in Concert” begins at 7 p.m. and features Liz Weir, Angel Vigil and Carolina Quiroga-Stultz.
- Weir, an Irish storyteller with an international reputation, was recently appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the UK’s New Year 2019 Honours List for her services to the arts and education. The New Year Honours List recognizes the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.
- Vigil is an accomplished author, performer, theatre director and educator. He is the author of six award-winning books on Hispanic and Western arts and culture. He is also the Colorado State Heritage Artist for Hispanic storytelling, specializing in the traditional stories of the Hispanic Southwest and Mexico. He has performed, directed and taught in theatre, dance and the circus arts. He also has appeared at national storytelling festivals throughout the United States.
- Quiroga-Stultz is a bilingual storyteller and podcaster with a large repertoire of bilingual stories that explore the Native and Afro-Latin American and Hispanic myths, legends and mysteries ranging from El Río Bravo to La Patagonia. She was recognized as the 2016 National Storytelling Network emerging artist.
The Friday Evening Stories in Concert is open to the public and targeted to an adult audience. Children over age 10 are welcome, also. Tickets are $15/each ($45 for families of 4+).
The “Story Seeds Conference” is Saturday from 8 am-5:30 p.m. and features a keynote presentation by Liz Weir, workshops with Glenda Bonin, Mark Goldman, Yvonne Healy, Maureen Korte, Julie Moss and Elaine Muray, as well as performances by Laura Deal, Pam Faro, Yvonne Healy, Elaine Muray, Susan Scott-Stevens, John Stansfield and 2018 RMS Story Slam Winner Dave Starr. The conference schedule of workshops and performances are found here.
Conference ticket prices also include lunch, the Friday evening concert and a ticket to the Saturday Evening RMS Story Slam.
Following the conference is the Saturday Evening RMS Story Slam at 7 p.m., which will include personal and traditional tales on the theme of “illusion.” Attendees are invited to bring their best five-minute story and put their name in a hat. RMS will choose 10 storytellers to perform. A panel of judges will determine the winner and award a prize. Storytellers are not allowed to bring notes on the stage.
April 12-13. At the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th Street, Golden.
For more information, rmstory.org.