What’s the fire in your belly? You know, that thing that inspires you to get up early and stay up late to make something new happen. Six locals will be sharing tales of their stoke during “Fire in the Belly: Stories of Change,” a community storytelling event taking place on June 6th at Rock Bottom Ranch. The event is co-presented by CORE, ACES, City of Aspen and Writ Large and directed by Alya Howe.

The name of the event is also the theme of the night, “Fire in the Belly: Stories of CHANGE.”  Turning a corner, rallying together, playing a part, creating something new. Finding solutions in the face of shifting sands: an uncertain future, a changing environment, weird weather. Whatever keeps you rolling up your sleeves and moving forward with hope.

Under the Wednesday evening sunset, we hope you become inspired by these stories from your peers, and invite you to take action and tell us about the fire in your belly.

“We believe stories have the power to inspire change,” says Lara Whitley, Community Engagement + Marketing Manager at CORE. “We want people to leave motivated and committed to taking action on climate — or whatever stirs them.”

The featured storytellers include:

  • Patty Fox
  • Chris Lane
  • Jose Miranda
  • Eske Ronneau
  • Genevieve Villamizar
  • Marc Whitley

The event kicks off at 5:30pm with drinks, bites and tours, leading up to the main event (our fabulous storytellers) at 6:30pm. Fire in the Belly will include tours of the ranch’s solar seed house (former recipient of a CORE grant), a “Your Story” engagement station, drinks from Marble Distilling Co. and Aspen Brewing Company, and vittles for purchase from Slow Groovin’ BBQ.

Get your tickets while the getting is good. On sale now here, with early bird ticket pricing ($12) through May 31.