The Writ Large Live Storytelling Series rounds out Summer 2020 events on September 27th!
At 4pm on the stage outside Four Mountain Sports, across from The Stew Pot, join talented storytellers Mike Marolt, Bill Knight, Amanda Castillo McCamant and Alya Howe for an hour of unique stories.
About the storytellers:
Mike Marolt is a name many people in Aspen have heard before. He is a USA Ski Hall of Fame skier with 30+ years climbing and skiing the world’s highest peaks. He has produced several movies on his adventures and has also written and published a book, Natural Progression. He is working on his second book.
Bill Kight serves as the Executive Director of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Frontier Museum. He retired from the Forest Service as Public Affairs Officer in 2016 after 38 years of public service. Recognition for his efforts in building partnerships and working with volunteers while a government public servant includes: the National Government Service Award from the American Cultural Resource Association, both the BLM Public Service Award and the BLM National Volunteer Award, Forest Service Windows on the Past National Award for Excellence, the Regional Foresters Legacy Honor Award, and Colorado Mountain College’s Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award, Roaring Fork Campus.
Sarah Sanders is coming to us from Aspen, Colorado which has been home for the last two years. Sarah is a lover of connection, the outdoors, vulnerability and community. Sarah knew that one day she would share her story about loving her sister and herself through illness and is proof that with hope, healing is possible
Gwen Garcelon is a strategic advisor to individuals and organizations committed to the well-being of people and planet. With a background in human development, her expertise is in building cultures capable of delivering evolutionary contributions. Her current areas of focus are regenerative local food systems and helping architectural firms to embed sustainable design in their operations. She is also a life-long skier who in high school was the state of Maine Skimeister – the combined Nordic and alpine girls champion.
Alya Howe is a UK born dance and performance artist. She has danced with the Jose Limon dance Company, Kei Takei, Danceteller and Zakir Hussein. She taught at the State Ballet School in Athen’s Greece, the Laban Inst. NYC and for the Lincoln Center Inst. She moved to the RFV to raise her daughter and founded Under Alya’s Umbrella which for 7 years has produced Writ Large Live Storytelling Events up and down the valley and beyond; as well as the Poetry Market, Poetry Slams and workshops and the Salon Series. Alya’s work has been featured by many local organizations including The Wheeler Opera House, 5 Point Film Festival, Thunder River Theatre, Wilderness Workshop, CORE, Dance Initiative, The Collective Snowmass and Carbondale Arts. Alya was a featured artist in the Women’s Voices Project and premiered her new work WALLS at the Wheeler Opera House in October.”