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Join us on March 13 IN PERSON for another night of  wondrous, quirky, open-hearted, hilarious, poignant, outrageous STORIES told by YOU (or someone on the other side of the world)

The theme for the night is CATCH.

Did you catch the winning ball when your team was slated to lose?

Did you catch the eye of that guy across the room?

Did you catch the coronavirus from your neighbor’s kid?

Were you the first girl to catch a fish in your granddad’s boat?

Did you catch a wave the first time you went surfing?

Come tell us about it on March 13!

IN PERSON at The Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO
7pm MT
doors open 6:45

Hold your spot HERE

Hosted by Johanna Walker

Johanna Walker is the fear-blasting, storytelling maven for coaches, consultants, leaders and change-makers. As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, she has presented for corporations, non-profits, community organizations, and the TEDx stage, helping audiences develop authentic presence as speakers, find the ideas they want to be known for, and craft those ideas into compelling presentations.  
She’s the founder of Women Who Speak, a transformational speaker coaching program for female leaders, and The Speaker’s Playground, an unconventional training & practice group for speakers. She’s also the founder of Boulder’s Story Slam. 
She lives in Boulder, Colorado, where, if you’re lucky, you might spot her riding around on her bicycle wearing wings and a red polka-dot dress. 

with co-host Macy Matarazzo

aka Rev LunchLady – Love Coach, Speaker, Improvisor, Puppeteer with BA in Theater, and Masters of Puppetry from Central School of Speech and Drama. Most recently performing as the Rev LunchLady who brings her super triple trademarked Dead Old Lady Secret Recipe Tarot readings to those who are hungry for tasty insights on their life—like a psychic reading but with more butter. Macy joins the Story Slam having spent MOST of her life attending, working and leading Camps and loves the magic, play and shenanigans it brings. She’s the founder of Love Camp, and online experience for those who struggle during the holiday season, and instead get to sing songs, tell stories, connect with other campers, and follow wicked strict camp rules—-which always means trouble. Macy is looking forward to singing songs, pretend streaking across the stage, and roasting imaginary marshmallows with you on March 29!

and guest musician Rachel Taulbee

Rachel Taulbee is singer/songwriter, character actress, and emcee living in Denver, CO.  Rachel has created original music and characters for Planet Bluegrass, Daybreaker, the Clocktower Cabaret, Tennessee Soybean Festival, Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and the Secret Circus Society.  She has performed all over the world as a singer on cruise ships, entertained in the homes of thousands of children in the Denver community as a princess, and is currently booking directly as well as working with several of Colorado’s finest entertainment companies: Imprint Group, Borrillo Entertainment, and Custom Singing Telegrams. 

Get your tickets HERE.


Don’t miss the one-night storytelling workshop

led by Johanna to help you get your story stage ready.
Next date TBD



Eliminating racism is a monumental task.
We believe it starts with stories. 

Join us on Sunday November 7, in person at The Dairy Arts Center and ON ZOOM for the final event of Boulder’s Story Slam RACE STORIES project.

You’ll hear open-hearted, righteous, poignant, transformational STORIES told by a group of storytellers who have participated in a 7-week storytelling workshop centered in anti-racism work.

Get your tickets HERE

“Stories Creating Space for Race”

A night of true, personal narrative stories
centered around the theme of RACE 
told from the heart. 

When we can look at our own stories with honesty and courage, and listen to one another’s stories with curiosity and heart, we have a much better shot at taking meaningful action towards creating a just and equitable world. That’s what we’ve been doing in this 7-week storytelling workshop — digging for and sharing true, personal narrative stories about how race has played a part in our lives.

Co-led by Johanna Walker, Speaker, Trainer and host of Boulder’s Story Slam, and Darryl Piggott, LA based educator, with a mixed race group of storytellers.

Meet the Storytellers:

Katy Sisco
Tsugumi Richards
Chris Randol
Heather Bowler
Curtis Griffin
Tamara Van Horn
Harrison Hauptman
Lisa Sun
Bruce Wilhelm


Save the Date: Sunday November 7, 7pm MDT/9 EDT

Where: The Dairy Arts Center and On Zoom!

Tickets are $15. (Or $25 for guaranteed front row seating.)

We’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds to Sacred Voices, a Denver-based organization that promotes unity and healing among BIOPOC+ communities through creative expression, while empowering youth to find their voice, power and become leaders in their communities .

Grab your tickets HERE

Can’t make it this time? Join our mailing list to be the first notified about our next event — and receive “TEN TIPS TO MAKE YOUR STORIES MORE SPINE-TINGLING”


Hosted by Johanna Walker

Johanna Walker is the fear-blasting, storytelling maven for coaches, consultants, leaders and change-makers. As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, she has presented for corporations, non-profits, community organizations, and the TEDx stage, helping audiences develop authentic presence as speakers, find the ideas they want to be known for, and craft those ideas into compelling presentations.  
She’s the founder of Craft Your Talk, a transformational speaker coaching program for new and emerging speakers, and The Speaker’s Playground, an unconventional training & practice group for entrepreneurs, workplace professionals and community leaders. She’s also the founder of Boulder’s Story Slam. 
She lives in Boulder, Colorado, where, if you’re lucky, you might spot her riding around on her bicycle wearing wings and a red polka-dot dress. 

and Darryl Piggot

Darryl Piggott is a lover of family, spending time with friends, and making authentic connection. As a high school math teacher of 18 years, he is proud to count many former students and colleagues as collected family.  The participants in this workshop will definitely be invited to the family reunion!




Eliminating racism is a monumental task.
We believe it starts with stories. 

Join us on Saturday April 24 ON ZOOM for the final event of the RACE STORIES project where you’ll hear wondrous, quirky, open-hearted, righteous, poignant, transformational STORIES told by a group of storytellers who have participated in a storytelling workshop centered in anti-racism work.

Get your tickets HERE

We The People:
True Stories About Race”

A night of true, personal narrative stories
centered around the theme of RACE 
told from the heart
and from living rooms across the country. 

When we can look at our own stories with honesty and courage, and listen to one another’s stories with curiosity and heart, we have a much better shot at taking meaningful action towards creating a just and equitable world. That’s what we’ve been doing in this 8-week storytelling workshop — digging for and sharing true, personal narrative stories about how race has played a part in our lives.

Co-led by Johanna Walker, speaker, training and host of Boulder’s Story Slam, and Darryl Piggott, LA based educator, with a mixed race group of storytellers from across the US. 

Meet the Storytellers:

Kory May

Carrie Sawyer

Gage Evans

Lola Adeyemo

Mary Friedrichs

Shani Raviv

Shene Randall

Tim Hillmer


Save the Date: Saturday April 24, 6:30pm MT/8:30 EDT

Where: On Zoom!

Suggested donation is $5-25. We’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds to The Chinook Fund, a funding organization that supports small, grassroots, BIPOC-led groups committed to social & economic justice.

Grab your tickets HERE

Can’t make it this time? Join our mailing list to be the first notified about our next event — and receive “TEN TIPS TO MAKE YOUR STORIES MORE SPINE-TINGLING”


Hosted by Johanna Walker

Johanna Walker is the fear-blasting, storytelling maven for coaches, consultants, leaders and change-makers. As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, she has presented for corporations, non-profits, community organizations, and the TEDx stage, helping audiences develop authentic presence as speakers, find the ideas they want to be known for, and craft those ideas into compelling presentations.  
She’s the founder of Craft Your Talk, a transformational speaker coaching program for new and emerging speakers, and The Speaker’s Playground, an unconventional training & practice group for entrepreneurs, workplace professionals and community leaders. She’s also the founder of Boulder’s Story Slam. 
She lives in Boulder, Colorado, where, if you’re lucky, you might spot her riding around on her bicycle wearing wings and a red polka-dot dress. 

and Darryl Piggot

Darryl Piggott is a lover of family, spending time with friends, and making authentic connection. As a high school math teacher of 18 years, he is proud to count many former students and colleagues as collected family.  The participants in this workshop will definitely be invited to the family reunion!



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Next workshop: TBD

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Next Slam

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Sunday, June 12
7:00 pm / doors open 6:45

The Dairy Arts Center - 2590 Walnut Street