Story Crawl; A Progressive Book Reading on Bikes with Matthew Taylor. Thursday, August 306:00 p.m. Free
Pedal along with humorist and long-time beloved friend of Crested Butte, Matthew Taylor, as he reads Crested Butte-centric stories from his award-winning memoir Goat Lips: Tales of a Lapsed Englishman. The lively, but laid-back 1 ½ mile criterion will depart from Townie Books on Elk Avenue and visit local stops to hear “hilariously nimble” and “deeply poignant” stories before looping back to Elk Avenue for drinks and conviviality (non-bikers can take the shortened route straight from Townie Books to drinking). The progressive book reading will be fully supported with refreshments and bike-a-long music. Copies of Matthew’s books will be for sale and the author will happily attempt to sign them while riding. Meet at Townie Books with you bike.

Thursday, August 30
6:00 p.m. 
This highly interactive and entertaining workshop is all about getting to the heart of the ancient tradition of storytelling, and showcasing your skills by helping you to find, craft and present your story. Whether it’s gearing up for Vinotok Liar’s Night, composing a critical presentation for work, or simply the desire to tell a really great story – this workshop gives you lifelong skills in the art, and helps bring your stories to fruition. The workshop culminates in a live showcase of your crafted story in a Moth style storytelling event. Space is limited.

Instructor Matthew Taylor

Workshops: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. both days.

Matthew Taylor award-winning author, professional actor, storyteller and humorist has been entertaining audiences throughout the United States and internationally for the last twenty-five years.
Transplanted to Colorado from the small sailing village of Itchenor, England, Matthew is a partner of A.C.E. Entertainment, which has written and produced over thirty original shows, and is currently touring their smash hit, Girls Only – The Secret Comedy of Women.
Encouraged from the popularity of the A.C.E. show, Tales of an Englishman, Matthew continued to commit his stories to paper, which have now been compiled into the book, Goat Lips: Tales of a Lapsed Englishman
Released in the spring of 2015, Goat Lips is an Amazon best seller, received the 2015 Independent Publishers Book Awards Gold Medal for Humor and is a National Indie Excellence Award and USA Best Book Awards Finalist.
Matthew has a long history of coaching storytelling, theater, and the art of improvisation. He formed Persuasion through Narrative in 2010 to teach communication skills through the use of narrative and has quickly gained a strong reputation as a speaker and business educator, especially within the legal profession, educational institutions, and with entrepreneurs. Matthew is honored to have been a Catapult Leadership faculty member since 2011.
Matthew loves to bike, ski, sail, and is proud to be a husband and a father of two fabulous children (who continually keep him on his toes and laughing constantly).