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Library to host "Guts" Mountain Story Slam this January

(Jackson, Wyo.) - This January, the Teton County Library will host a Mountain Story Slam on Monday, January 11 at The Rose. The Mountain Story Slam is part of the library's Cabin Fever Story Slam series, which is a live storytelling contest that invites contestants to take the stage to tell a true story, without notes, in less than five minutes. For this Mountain Story Slam, the theme is “guts.” The library encourages contestants to "share moments of bravery and undaunted (or daunted) courage. Wax on about moments of glory and humility, in the mountains or in the bar. What were the peaks and perils of field dressing your first elk, running an unscouted rapid, scaling a north face. Tell us about having the guts to ask out a crush, stand up to bully, quit a job..." “Storytelling is a powerful force for shaking off solitude, and our Cabin Fever Story Slam is another way the library connects our community to one another and to stories,” says Leah Shlachter, the library’s Adult Program Coordinator. Emcee Jeff Moran starts the evening by telling a story to warm up the crowd and reel in competitors. Future competitors can also come see how the competition works to prepare for future Story Slams (Feb. 9 Story Slam: Broken). Past themes have included temptation, karma, secret and bad idea. Listen to live recordings of some past winning stories on the library’s Soundcloud page. The program is free and open to the community with support from donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation. *Feature Photo: The first Cabin Fever Story Slam: Bad Idea. h/t Teton county Library / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening