TEEN workshop & slam

Are you a teen who wants to have way more confidence speaking up at school?

Do you want to be the one who your teachers and peers look up to?

Then I’m talking to you!

Even if you feel scared of speaking in front of people.

Even if you feel like don’t have any good stories to tell.

Even if you think you’re a terrible storyteller.

Even if you feel shy about sharing stuff about your life.

You’ll get to be part of a crew of other brave teens to take on the stories banging around in your head and tell stories out loud to the world.

You won’t have to do it alone.

You’ll have a team of cheerleaders to support you in taking the leap to do something you maybe didn’t think you could do.  

Whether it scares you or excites you, whether you know you’re an amazing storyteller or you wish you were, WE WANT YOU to join the first round of Boulder’s Story Slam TEEN EDITION

Here’s how it works:

We’ll have a 4 week workshop to dig in to the weird, unique wonder of your life, build your confidence, find your story, and craft it into a story you’re excited to tell on stage. 

You’ll learn secrets for telling great stories (yes even if you feel like a horrible storyteller). 

You’ll learn how to deal with nerves and jitters when you speak. 

AND you’ll get to deliver your story at a public event with a real live audience.

(YIKES! Don’t worry. You’ll have a team of pals to support you every step of the way) .  

Are you in? 

This one’s for 10 teens ages 13-15 who are excited to kick off an ongoing teen story slam series. (We’ll do one for older teens later so stay tuned) 

Led by Johanna Walker, host of Boulder’s Story Slam


ABOUT JOHANNA: I’m a public speaking coach, storytelling expert, and passionate ally for teens. I love telling stories. I love getting on stage and speaking about things I care about. I love helping other people tell stories, especially the ones who are a little bit scared to do it. I host Boulder’s Story Slam, and I help entrepreneurs grow their business through public speaking. I can’t wait for the teen edition of Boulder’s Story Slam to take root! 


We’ll meet on Monday afternoons at THE DAIRY ARTS CENTER. November 11 & 18 and December 2 & 9, 4-6pm. We’ll celebrate with a story slam open to the public on December 16.

We’re asking for a sliding scale donation to help cover costs. $40-100 for the 4 workshop session plus the slam. Some scholarships are available. Please inquire by emailing concierge@johannawalker.com

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you have the resources to pay higher on the scale, please do to help fund a teen who doesn’t.

Can’t make it this time but want to stay in touch? Subscribe to our newsletter, or send us an email at concierge@johannawalker.com to let us know.

photos from Truth Be Told, a collaboration between Johanna Walker & Nina Rolle in Boulder, CO 


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TEEN workshop & slam

starts November 11
4:00 - 6:00 pm
The Dairy Arts Center - 2590 Walnut Street

Next Slam

Sunday, November 17
6:00 pm
The Dairy Arts Center - 2590 Walnut Street