Under Alya's Umbrella

Local storytelling from four Writ Large participants, Cindy Hirschfeld, Kate Howe, Nicole Haag and Alya Howe; AspenFilm's Regna Jones about this year's Shortsfest; and a re-broadcast of Frank Martin, along with his producer Dave Taylor, from a year ago about Frank's new CD Blue on Blue on Blue.

Alya Howe curates the Writ Large storytelling series in the Roaring Fork Valley. She brought in Kate Howe, Cindy Hirschfeld and Nicole Haag to Express Yourself to talk about the power of storytelling. 

Meta Sarmiento is a Filipino poet and rapper from Guam. He is a National Poetry Slam semifinalist with Slam Nuba from Denver, a TEDx speaker and winner of the Spoken Word for the World 2015 where he was flown to Paris to perform during the UN Climate Negotiations. He is a born teacher and an old soul, and he is capable of motivating ghetto kids and old hippies alike. Meta appeared on Express Yourself to tell us how he does it.

We hear all about the first Salon of the New Year from four participants, the Rassle the Castle race in Redstone and the 34th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.

The curator of the Salon series Alya Howe is joined by trumpeter Tim Fox, dancer Io, and USA Tango Champion Sean Ericson to describe the year's first Salon at the Launchpad.