Saturday, September 10
Illinois Storytelling's Open Mic and More!
Featured teller Cassandra Wye


Open Mic-Cassandra Wye

International storyteller Cassandra Wye hails from the United Kingdom. She is visiting the USA and Canada to work with First Nation Storytellers and Scientists to develop sky-lore programs for planetariums, communities and schools in UK. Cassandra will share stories from her show called “Following the Stars to Freedom.” Find out more about her work and storytelling at


“Cassandra Wye is a stunning, larger than life character who doesn't just tell stories - she literally becomes the story…She acts and dances her way through the tale in a masterpiece of physical theatre which holds the audience spellbound.”
Craven Herald News UK


Open mics are lively, casualand always fun.

All tellers and listeners are welcome.

There will be:
Stories (up to 10 minutes)
Story feedback upon request

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Open Mic 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cassandra Wye 8:15 p.m.


Dominican University, Lewis Hall, Lewis Lounge
7900 West Division, River Forest
Admission is free, Donations are appreciated


Presented by Illinois Storytelling Inc and Dominican University School of Library and Information Sciences.


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Illinois Storytelling, Inc. is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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Illinois Storytelling, Inc. is a state-wide network of professional and emerging storytellers, as well as a large and diverse listening audience, dedicated to our mission of connecting generations, nurturing communities, and celebrating our diversity through Story.


We celebrate Story in all its forms – old tales, new tales and the diversity of storytelling styles – and provide website services, event production, professional growth opportunities, and a network of support to preserve the art and tradition of storytelling.