It takes guts to stand up in public and tell a personal story. Rumor has it that more people are afraid of speaking in public than of dying. Speakers Joan Bowling, Shirley T. Burke, Angela Edwards, Dorothy Erlanger, Captain Jim Gordon, Yolanda Gomez Gray, Liz Louis, Shanna Kabatznick, and Pam Rambo met with Storyteller Channel's Gayle Turner worked on structuring their stories. On November 29, 2016, these nine speakers presented in front of a packed audience. In 2018, their stories were published as an anthology titled “Gutsy Tales Off the Rails”. Come celebrate with us their courage and be inspired by their stories. This event will feature a special tribute to Shirley T. Burke, who left us too soon this year but lives on through her incredible words.