Allen Turner is a Black/Lakota/Irish game designer, storyteller, artist, dancer, author, and performer who has been involved in storytelling and education most of his adult life. He teaches game and experience design at DePaul University. He believes in the power of play and story as fundamental, powerful medicines which shape our sense of self, relationships, and our connection to the cosmos. As a storyteller he often tells myths and legends within the Native American community in Chicago.


He has provided cultural performances for the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Public Library, the Illinois Teachers Conference, Newberry Library, Chicago Historical Society, and myriad other organizations and institutions.


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.
Allen Turner- 8:15 p.m.


Admission is free
Donations are appreciated

Dominican University
Lewis Hall, Lewis Lounge
7900 W. Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305


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Saturday Evenings
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Stories start at 7:00

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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.