Welcome to the Truth Be Told website, where you can find information about our bi-monthly (that means every other month) story slam in Boulder, Colorado — as well as storytelling tips, photos, videosworkshops and coaching.

Truth Be Told began in February of 2013. We started it because we wanted to create an ongoing performance series in Boulder that features great stories well-told. We also wanted to build a community of fellow storytellers and story lovers to help bring more stories into the world and onto the stage.

So, welcome to the community! We’re excited to meet you. If you’re not already on the mailing list, sign up here to get updates on upcoming slams and other projects we’re brewing. Then click around the website to see photos, watch videos, and get some tips for the story YOU might share on the Truth Be Told stage.

Hope to see you at the next slam!
Johanna and Nina


June 21: at eTown, theme: WHO’S YOUR DADDY?
August 9: TBA
September 12: at B​oulder Public Library​
September 13: at D​enver Public Library​
(9/12 & 13 as part of the Jaipur Literary Festival)
November 1: at e​T​own
December 13: at e​T​own


Would you like to make a tax-deductible donation to TBT’s outreach projects for 2015? Click here.

Featured Storytellers for June

Meet our Featured Storytellers for June! Then put June 21 on your calendar, tell your dad you’ve got a great surprise for him, and stay tuned for tickets to go on sale June 1.


Buzzy Jackson

Buzzy Jackson is the award-winning author of The Inspirational Atheist: Wise Words on the Wonder and Meaning of Life, among other books. She has a PhD in History from UC Berkeley and is a correspondent for the Boston Globe. She is the unofficial PR flack for Carhenge, Nebraska and you can pry her mug of Yorkshire Gold tea out of her cold, dead hands.


MeridithMeridith C. Grundei

Meridith C. Grundei is an actor, director, educator and improviser who has performed all over the United States. She presently lives near Boulder, CO with her husband, daughter, stepdaughter, cat, dog and chicken.  Meridith holds an M.F.A. in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University, is a proud member of The Catamounts in Boulder, CO, and owns her own company, Red Ball Speaks, where she coaches professionals on public speaking, presentation skills and creative team communication.


Ann HardingRachel Ann Harding

Rachel Ann Harding is a teller and singer of a wide variety of folk, myth and traditional tales. She received her BA from Naropa University in interdisciplinary studies where she wrote her thesis on storytelling and child development. She traveled to Ireland to study with the international storyteller Liz Weir and fell in love with “once upon a time”. She is on the board of Rocky Mountain Storytellers and is a tour guide for Fort Collins Tours where she gives spine tingling ghost tours on the weekends. She and Cooper Braun run Stories with Spirit which produces storytelling events featuring traditional stories for adults.


Photos from April’s DIRT Slam

June 2015

Sunday, June 21

Doors open 6pm
show starts at 7pm

Come socialize with us 6-7pm at the eTown cafe and bar!

eTown Hall
1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO
$20 general admission/ $35 VIP front two rows

Purchase tickets here.


We give you the theme.

You bring a story.

Five minutes tops. Must be true. Told by heart.

Featured storytellers will be announced soon!

June’s Theme:


Grand Slam Photos

Photos from December 2014–SMALL WORLD

Check out the photos from our December slam…video coming soon!

Keep Reading

Jim Walker’s Borderline Story

Jim Walker’s international adventure turns into a life and death situation at the August, 2014 Truth Be Told story slam. The theme for the night was Borderline.

Our Slam Hosts: Nina Rolle and Johanna Walker

April, 2014 Truth Be Told story slam. The theme for the night was Lost & Found.

Ted Weaver’s Bordline Story “Arlo”

A folk hero saves the day in Ted Weaver’s story “Arlo”, which won the Funniest Damn Story category at the August, 2014. The theme for the night was Borderline.

Eryc Eyl’s Teacher! Teacher! Story

Eryc Eyl gives his account of an exceptional high school student, to whom he gave some exceptional advice at the October, 2014 Truth Be Told story slam. The theme for the night was Teacher! Teacher!

Dee Covington’s Teacher! Teacher! Story

Dee Covington tells her captivating tale of powerful life teachers from Warsaw, Missouri to Boulder at the October, 2014 Truth Be Told story slam. The theme for the night was Teacher! Teacher!

Lindsey Bourgoigne’s Teacher! Teacher! story

First Place Winner from our October slam with her hilarious story of an unfortunate mistranslation while studying Spanish in Panama.

Featured Storytellers for December

We are beyond excited about our Featured Storytellers for the upcoming December slam. We’ve got Cristie Chamberland, a traveler, a sometimes poet, and a teacher of various things, whose work has been seen at the Portland Story Theater, Here’s the Story Chicago, and Story Sessions in Chicago; Morley McBride, a recent Brooklyn-to-Boulder transplant and former Moth StorySLAM winner; & Bradley Spann, a Truth Be Told veteran, winner in the Funniest Damn Story category at the first annual Grand Slam earlier this year and Fringe Festival extraordinaire with his one-man show, Me and My Monkey. We’re delighted to welcome them to the Truth Be Told stage.

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