Greg Weiss has appeared at festivals, schools, libraries, conferences, theaters...including the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, National Storytelling Network Conference, Northlands Storytelling Conference, International Reading Association Conference, Homewood Public Library, The Center at Palos Park, Celtic Knot Public House, and Tales To Wet Your Whistle. Greg also taught/directed storytelling & theatre as a public school teacher for almost 30 years. His work earned him the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award from the Illinois Humanities Council. Greg is renowned for his vivid one-man presentation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Website:


"Imagine opening the book, A Christmas Carol, and voices rise from the page—some snarling and subtle with sarcasm, others innocent and joyful, with hunched-over laughter and booming proclamations. Greg Weiss re-introduces this oft-told tale with theatrical liveliness, gesturing to the balcony and luring we lucky listeners to new visions of our own lives. My grandkids, lovers of Hamilton, will see Dickens as new and here to stay!"--Tim Tingle, Storyteller & Author


"Weiss’ love for this cherished classic infuses his telling, creating a tender, shared experience, as much inspiration as instruction…and a timely and timeless message about redemption." --Dovie Thomason, Storyteller



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.
Greg Weiss - 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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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.