Filmmakers of Yosemite’s “Valley Uprising” Fame Headline 2016 Mountain Story

(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Teton County Library's Mountain Story 2016 kicks off Monday. “We’re thrilled to be featuring Pete Mortimer and Nick Rosen, of Sender Films, the filmmakers behind the break-out documentary, ‘Valley Uprising,’ about Yosemite’s counterculture climbing history,” says Leah Shlachter, Adult Program Coordinator. “Our Mountain Story line-up will also explore the extremes of adventuring solo to Antarctica, pursuing radical simplicity off the grid and crafting a personal adventure essay.” In 2016, the library’s 4th annual Mountain Story moves to a new winter time slot, Monday to Thursday, Jan. 11-14. The literary festival will also kick off with local storytellers at a special Mountain Story Cabin Fever Story Slam. The library’s Cabin Fever Story Slam series is a popular live storytelling contest where locals are invited to take the stage to tell a true story, without notes, in less than five minutes. For this special Mountain Story Slam, the theme is “guts,” an ingredient often found in great adventures and great stories. (Details: The Story Slam will be at the Rose while all other Mountain Story events will be in the library’s Ordway Auditorium. All Mountain Story workshops, films and lectures are free and open to the public with support from donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation. Seating will be available first come, first served. For a full Mountain Story schedule, visit: *Mountain Story 2016: A Literary Festival* *Mountain Story Cabin Fever Story Slam: Guts* MON, JAN 11, 7 p.m. Join us for this special, mountain-themed Cabin Fever Story Slam at the Rose. *Antarctic Tears: Journey to the Bottom of the World* Aaron Linsdau TUES, JAN 12, 7 p.m. Linsdau shares photos, video and stories about skiing alone for 700 miles to the South Pole where the air is cold enough to freeze water in seconds and cause frostbite in minutes. Only outer space is less hospitable. More than a challenge of physical endurance, his solo trek through this lifeless place sent him on an interior journey of the mind. *Writing Workshop: The Adventure Essay* Frederick Reimers WED, JAN 13, 3-5 p.m. You will work on writing 500-1,000 word essays about adventure and personal growth – exactly the sort of thing always in demand by publications, from Powder magazine’s Morpheme section to The New York Times’ Modern Love column. Novice to expert. No sign-up required. *Keynote: The Adventure of Filmmaking* Sender Films, Pete Mortimer & Nick Rosen WED, JAN 13, 7 p.m. Filmmakers Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen have pioneered a genre of story-driven climbing films, racking up awards and attracting millions of fans. In 2014, their efforts culminated in “Valley Uprising,” the breakthrough documentary about climbing’s counterculture history in Yosemite. A montage of film clips and stories about balancing the feats of filming thousands of feet up rock faces with all-nighters in the edit room. *Writing Workshop: Plot vs. Structure* Mark Sundeen THURS, JAN 14, 3-5 p.m. Plot fuels most narratives, from action flicks to literary novels. Learn to distinguish plot from mere anecdote and how plot differs from structure. Participants are welcome to bring notes and their works-in-progress. No sign-up required. *Radical Simplicity* Mark Sundeen THURS, JAN 14, 7 p.m. Can we live outside the global economy? Sundeen explores today’s growing urge to withdraw from the cycle of earning and spending. His books feature Daniel Suelo, who lived in a Moab cave without money for 15 years, and couples raising kids in various states of resistance: an off-grid commune in Missouri, an urban homestead in Detroit and an organic farm in Montana. *Feature Photo: Mountain Story Fest Wade Davis 5/12/13 Pink garter Theatre. h/t Teton County Library / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening