Tell Us Your Story: Summit Storytelling

Storytelling is a great way to connect and share experiences. Stories foster empathy and create dynamic experiences for teller and listener alike. And it’s good for our brains: stories can activate numerous areas – from language processing to the motor cortex – and can increase the production of oxytocin, a beneficial neurochemical.

If you spend a life with horses, you can’t help but have stories to tell. And we got to thinking: what better venue for storytelling than a theater full of horse owners and riders? Tell us your story.

So, for the first time, we’re producing an evening of Summit Storytelling at our Durango conference in October.

As our friends at the local radio station, KSJD put it:

“Stories teach and explain, create emotion, and connect us in ways that nothing else can. Stories inform, entertain, and empower you to lead a more connected life.”

Talented emcees, Tom Yoder and Sarah Syverson, will host the evening. They bring a wealth of cheer, talent, and warmth to producing the Raven Narratives, a local storytelling project. We know they’ll bring that excellent vibe to the Strater Theater, too.

Step on stage Monday evening, October 8, at the Strater Theater and tell us your story!

Our 2018 theme is an Ah-Ha Moment. Tell us about a moment in time when you had an Ah-Ha moment with your horse or related to your life with horses. Maybe it’s a great learning experience, a flash of wonder, a painful-yet-pivotal moment…

Our parameters:

Stories are told, not read.

True stories only

One story only

Jane Dally tells about her horse packing summer in Wyoming.

Told within 8-10 minutes

Story relates meaningfully to the theme

No stand-up routines, rants, or politics

No explicit endorsements of an organization or individual.

Consider sharing a story with us by contacting us here and giving us a brief synopsis. We will be in touch to hear about it by phone and/or email.

Check out the Raven Narratives for some great Durango area stories.

Listen to Jane Dally’s story about horse work and life here.

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