Workshop & Performance with Storyteller Beth Horner
Saturday, March 3, 2018



Putting Pizzazz in your Storytelling

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $60

How does an incident involving sewage get transformed into a humorous, yet hard-hitting story that ignites community action? How does a folktale transform into an experience of joy and adventure to which both children and adults relate? A little well-orchestrated pizzazz will engage listeners and inject energy, depth, and emotion into your storytelling. Bring a story to work with. Go home with specific techniques (creating refrains, adding music, changing points of view, etc.) for making your story pop. An entertaining, fun and practical workshop.

Dominican University

Butler Children's Literature Center

Crown Library, Room 214

7900 W. Division, River Forest, IL

For information and to register for the workshop contact:  
President of Illinois Storytelling, Margaret Burk 708-465-6305,

*Send a check made out to Illinois Storytelling Inc to

P.O. Box 5512, River Forest, IL 60305

The Pipeline Blues: A Tale of Environmental Triumph

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The rollicking, humorous, yet hard-hitting story of one man and one song that galvanized a community and ignited political and environmental policy change The story that actually makes sewage entertaining!

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Open Mic

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Beth Horner

Dominican University Lewis Lounge,

Lewis Hall 7900 W. Division

River Forest, IL

No cover charge (Donations encouraged)


Open mics are lively, casual and always fun.
All tellers and listeners are welcome.


There will be:
Stories (up to 10 minutes)
Story feedback upon request
Information about future storytelling events


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


Admission is free
Donations are appreciated

7900 W. Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305


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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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