GRIT

08.25.16 @ URBAN LOUNGE

An evening of lovingly competitive storytelling featuring stories of courage, resolve, and strength of character.

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Portrait by Anna Pocaro

Randolph Prawitt

Randolph unwittingly quits smoking cold turkey.


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Lissa Jones

After a suicide attempt, Lissa finds solace and self-acceptance through baking “therapy.”

Winning story of the night! 

This story includes explicit content.


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Silvia Catten

After moving to Salt Lake City, Silvia learns her father, who she’s been estranged from for years, is living on the streets downtown.


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Ammar Asfour

In a doomed effort to impress fellow travelers, Ammar hikes up a volcano completely unprepared. 


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Joshua Barnes

Joshua quite literally grapples with grit when one of his teeth breaks on a dinner date.


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Karolyn Michaelsen

Karolyn recounts a traumatic experience of sexual violence from childhood, and what got her through it.

This story includes explicit/mature content.


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Martha Castillo

Martha finds new meaning and purpose in the work of care-giving.


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Amy Kiechle

Amy is sent on a wild goose-chase in search of the perfect straightjacket. 


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Ryan Baylis

Afraid of heights, Ryan tries rock climbing for the first time.


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Drew McGee

Drew lost his mother to suicide when he was a teenager; in this story, he reflects on her life and legacy.


 

OUR ARCHIVE IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY UTAH HUMANITIES WITH HELP FROM KRCL 90.9FM 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNA POCARO