Strolling of the Heifers presents ‘Walk for Amber StorySlam’

BRATTLEBORO — Strolling of the Heifers presents the third Annual “Walk for Amber StorySlam” hosted by Tracy Dolan, a Vermont Comedy Club finalist, on Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m., at the River Garden in Brattleboro.

A StorySlam is an “open mic” style event popularized by the Moth Radio Hour and other storytelling venues.

Contestants who put their names in a hat are selected at random to tell a 5-minute true story related to the theme for the evening. This year the theme is “Simple Gifts.” Just for fun, contestants have the option of using one prop to illustrate their story.

The judges rate the stories, and the top three storytellers win a valuable prize donated by area businesses.

Proceeds from the StorySlam support the Amber Bernier Scholarship Fund, distributed yearly to students graduating from Brattleboro Union High School and other area high schools.

Bernier was a 17-year-old BUHS senior who died just prior to her graduation in 2004. She was a beloved student, remembered for her kindness, beauty, and style.

The Walk for Amber is a series of annual fundraisers including the StorySlam, the Walk for Amber Walkathon, a raffle, and a dinner to be held this year on June 4.

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