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October 2015
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  Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival
  Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival
  "Ghost Stories at Volo Bog"
  Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival
  Do Not Submit - A Storytelling Open Mic
  Storytelling in the Snug with Jackson Gillman
  Dracula With Megan Wells, A One-Woman Storytelling Show
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Oct 9th, 2015 (Fri) -- Oct 11th, 2015 (Sun)
  Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival

The Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival will host professional storytellers for an entertaining, thought provoking, fun and inspirational multi-ethnic weekend, with performances of traditional tales, as well as personal stories and learning opportunities.

It will serve adults as well as children and families and, it is free!

Performances will be at the main library as well as nearby venues including The Woman's Club of Evanston and the Celtic Knot.
Please visit the website and click on the link for the storytelling festival for more information.

Admission free

Evanston Public Library ...and other nearby venues .
1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 448-8600

Oct 10th, 2015 (Sat)
  "Ghost Stories at Volo Bog"

Welcome to "Worldwide Fear" with Mike Speller! Cultural tales for young & old will give you laughs, lessons, and chills. Mike is not just one teller, he brings many different characters to complete his hair-raising stories. The first hour will be filled with light frights & fun, while the second hour steps up the scare for adult-types.
Reservations required and program fills up quickly. Open to adults and kids ages 5 and older. Contact or 815-344-1294 and share phone, email, number of adults & kids in party, and age of youngest child.

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Adult Admission: $5.00, Child Admission: $3.00

Volo Bog State Natural Area
28478 W. Brandenburg Road
Ingleside, IL 60041


Oct 11th, 2015 (Sun)
  Do Not Submit - A Storytelling Open Mic

Do Not Submit! A Storytelling Open Mic
Second Sunday of the Month

Do Not Submit is a judgment and pressure free night for storytellers from zero to decades of experience to connect, share stories, and hone their craft. For the first time, we are making these true local events, in that each one will reach out to, welcome, and be run by people from the immediate community.

5:30 pm Sign-Up, 6 pm Stories
Admission No Cover

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201


Oct 18th, 2015 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Jackson Gillman

Jackson believes that humor can enliven and enlighten… and his is based on a foundation of beneficence, hope, and a belief in the enduring power of the human spirit.

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Jackson that evening.

**PLEASE NOTE** Seating in the Snug is very limited. Come early to reserve your seats, have a meal in our dining room, and then retire with your drinks to the coziness of the Snug for storytelling!!

Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.

8 pm
No cover, pass the hat

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201


Oct 31st, 2015 (Sat)
  Dracula With Megan Wells, A One-Woman Storytelling Show

Presented by Jim May and Nippersink Stories on the Woodstock Opera House Main Stage. The vampire story that shocked the world!

Experience the Gothic thrill of Bram Stoker’s masterpiece, DRACULA, as performed by Jefferson Award-winning actress and storyteller Megan Wells’ in her powerful and elegantly horrific one-woman show. Through use of lyrical language and exquisite emotional detail she brings the monster to life as you have never experienced him before in this gripping two-act performance.

The macabre literary event of the season--and a great Halloween date!

I found Megan’s interpretation more chilling and terrifying than any vampire movie I’ve ever seen.
--Lorrisa Julianus, Actress

8:00 PM--10:00 PM including intermission
Admission $20

Woodstock Opera House on the Woodstock Town Square
Woodstock, Illinois 60098