Lost And Found: Colorado Storytellers Share On The Art Of Loss

Jun 24, 2019

High-school sweethearts break up, and unexpectedly come back together. A mental breakdown leads to newfound enlightenment and healing. Getting lost on a hunting trip bonds a father and son, and gives their inexperienced guide a new perspective on life and family. A stolen car becomes a home.

On June 19, Storytellers from across Colorado gathered at The Lyric in Fort Collins for "Lost & Found: A Community Storytelling Event."

Hosted by KUNC's Luke Runyon, four preselected speakers and a few audience Wild Card submissions shared stories of what they found when they lost what was most precious.

Some stories contain adult content and language.

Jump to 9:17 in the video for the start of the event:

About The Talent

Raised by wolves, taught by squirrels, friend of the owl, Matthew Wilburn Skinner sings songs of happiness and sorrow.

Luke Runyon reports on the Colorado River Basin for KUNC. He lives in Fort Collins.

Hailing from the basment of a Northern Colorado home, Jay LeCavlier has been a full-time software engineer for almost four years. He's also a song writer, a jazz pianist, an independent game developer, an author, and an amateur mycologist.

Stacy Nick is KUNC's arts and culture reporter. You can find her on the stages, galleries, and random street corners of Colorado looking for her next story. She lives with her family in Fort Collins.

Ed King is an aspiring writer and teacher. He lives in Fort Collins.

Ever since she could read, Melyssa Mead wanted to write stories for a living. She ended up in advertising for a decade before moving back to her hometown of Fort Collins to spin stories for New Belgium. Currently, she's embarking on new adventures and can be found riding her bike, admiring art or rearranging rocks in the Poudre River with her two kids.

"Lost and Found" was produced by Luke Runyon & Ryan Thompson. Special thanks to The Lyric. Music by Matthew Wilburn Skinner of Tallgrass