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August 2015
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  Do Not Submit - A Storytelling Open Mic
  "A Leaf From the Tree of Knowledge" and Other Jewish Tales
  Untold Stories of World War II
  Storytelling for a Cause
  Hidden Memory; An American Story
  Storytelling in the Snug with Ben Rosenfield
  FoxTales Storytelling Festival
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Aug 9th, 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


Aug 13th, 2015 (Thu)
  "A Leaf From the Tree of Knowledge" and Other Jewish Tales

Join Storyteller Susan Stone as she tells Jewish folktales, Chasidic Tales and personal narratives. Enlightening, funny, thought provoking.

Admission free

Skokie Library
5215 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 673-7774

Aug 15th, 2015 (Sat)
  Untold Stories of World War II

Join in a fascinating afternoon as Col. Jill Morganthaler (Retired U.S. Army) shares her anecdotes of military heroes of African, Native American and Asian descents along with stories of females in the military. She will also serve as emcee for two fascinating presentations including Lynn Rymarz presenting "Rosie the Riveter" and Anne Shimojima telling tales of her family's experience in the Japanese-American incarceration camps during WWII.

2:00 p.m.
Admission  Free

Park Ridge Community Church
100 Courtland
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Aug 16th, 2015 (Sun)
  Storytelling for a Cause

ASE (ah SHAY): The Chicago Association of Black Storytelling is having its annual fundraiser!
Funds raised benefit The National Association of Black Storytellers and Christ the Mediator Lutheran Church

2 pm
Admission Donations accepted

Christ the Mediator Lutheran Church
3100 S. Calumet Avenue

773-723-0322 Dolores Gordon

Aug 18th, 2015 (Tue)
  Hidden Memory; An American Story

In 2006, Anne Shimojima interviewed her 91-year-old aunt about her experiences living in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during WWII. Join Anne as she retells the story of her family's journey to the United States and the impact internment had on her ancestors.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Admission  Free

Skokie Public Library
5215 W. Oakton
Skokie, IL 60077

Aug 23rd, 2015 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Ben Rosenfield

“Storytelling gives people an opportunity to share the laughter and the tears – the experiences of life that give us all a common bond. I can remember sitting on the front porch when the families got together. It was easy to tell when the stories started – the children grew quiet.” ~ Ben Rosenfield,

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Ben 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
Admission  No cover, pass the hat

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201


Aug 30th, 2015 (Sun)
  FoxTales Storytelling Festival

This festival is being offered in cooperation with the Algonquin Area Public Library, Algonquin Recreation Department, and Lake in the Hills Parks and Recreation Department.

Enchant audiences of all ages during this FREE family event. Join storytellers and puppeteers from the greater Chicago area on the Algonquin Area Public Library back patio. Make sure you bring a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities.

10 am -- Paddy Lynn
10:45 am -- Bill Robinson (hammered dulcimer)
11:30 am -- Sandi Sylver
12:15 pm – Susan Salidor
1:00 pm -- Linda Gorham
1:45 pm -- Hanes & O’Meara
2:30 pm – Megan Wells
3:15 pm – Frothy Boys

Performances 10 AM through 4 PM
Admission Free!

Algonquin Area Public Library
2600 Harnish Dr,
Algonquin, Illinois 60102

(847) 458-6060;id=3156