August 2014 Slam

Sunday, August 17

Doors open 7pm
show starts at 7:30

Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place
2027 13th St, Boulder,
$12 advance / $15 door

We give you the theme.

You bring a story.

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

Featured storytellers: Jim Walker and others and more

August’s Theme: BORDERLINE

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June 2014 photos

The theme “committed” brought us a story of someone getting in touch with his Irish roots with his head hanging over a toilet, the aftermath of a mountain biking accident and the love that survived, an unfortunate Spanish mis-translation, a young woman’s journey with her father’s mental illness, an impulsive international courier’s trip to the Adriatic coast, a wilderness trip with juvenile delinquents, and a big payoff in hiring a baby-buggy saleswoman to sell cars.

This month we had winners in 3 categories, all 3 of whom will be invited to tell a story at the Grand Slam in February 2015.

MOST HUMOROUS went to GLENNA MURDOCK, who told a hilarious story of a protracted runaround with the DMV. Perhaps even more hilarious was her exit from the stage–she was the first ever in Truth Be Told history to keep talking after the 6-minute foghorn. Even after she was escorted off the stage by our friendly front row bouncer, she STILL kept telling her story.  Now THAT’s commitment!

MOST POIGNANT went to MICHAEL MATHIEU who told the story of a mountain biking accident one gorgeous summer evening two August’s ago, and his commitment to staying alive in the face of quadriplegia.

BEST OVERALL STORY went to our Featured Storyteller from Chicago, BILL HILLMAN, who was traveling through Colorado on a book tour for his new book The Old Neighborhood. He hosts the Windy City Story Slam and we were absolutely delighted to have him on our stage telling his story of a David & Goliath boxing match. Needless to say, he was the David.

We’re incredibly grateful to you, our audience, for coming out to live performance on a Sunday night, to the fine people at Shine for our cozy home stage, and to the marvelous storytellers who put it on the line at every slam. We look forward to seeing you all at the next slam on August 17 when the theme will be BORDERLINE.

 

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Photos from April 2014 slam

Check out these photos from April’s slam.

And what a great slam it was! We heard about a lost ipod, a lost car, a 72-hour kiss, finding love in a karaoke bar, fortuitously losing the world’s ugliest sweater, losing a rock legend’s leahter jacket, and a church camp prank gone awry.

Often at the slams, a sub-theme emerges. This time it was dogs. We heard tales of finding the world’s best dog, being chased by a lost dog, smuggling a dog over the Mexican border, and being trapped in a gondola with a stoned hippie and his curious wolf-dog.

June 2014 Slam

Sunday, June 22

Doors open 7pm
show starts at 7:30

 Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place
2027 13th St, Boulder,
$12 advance / $15 door

We give you the theme.

You bring a story.

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

Featured storytellers: Bill Hillman, Mary-Laurence Bevington and more

June’s Theme: COMMITTED

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April’s featured storytellers

We ‘re about halfway between the last slam and the next slam and, we’re very excited to kick off another year of storytelling. When we booked the April date ten weeks after the Grand Slam, we didn’t realize how much we’d miss you. But we do. We miss you. And we’re excited to hear your tales of LOST AND FOUND on April 27. Keep Reading

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