Stories inspired by Songs inspired by Stories
Every month a NEW THEME SONG. See the "Inspiration" page on the website.
FORMAT: Invited tellers tell fifteen minute stories, selected submissions tell five, audience gets to open mic five sentences.
DETAILS: $8 at the door, Wine bar pre-show and intermission, DJ and/or musicians making music all through the night
Time(s) 7:30 pm to 9 pm
1010 Madison Avenue
Oak Park, IL
||Storytelling in the Snug: "Prohibition Scrapbook"
In Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition!
Step back in to a speakeasy on December 5, 1933, as we wait for the news to come in: will Utah become the last state needed to repeal the law? Join Camille as she portrays six different historical characters, from Rev. Bill Sunday and Carrie Nation to the Gangster Charlie Birger on the day before his hanging. Sing songs from the 20s, speak the language of the day and share a celebratory toast to end the evening… all across the street from the home of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union!
There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Camille 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.
Admission No Cover
The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201
||Speakers and Storytellers Guild
Speakers and Storytellers Guild meets on the 1st Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM.
Please contact Old Bill at 630-248-4099 or at email@example.com
All speakers and storytellers are welcome.
1191 East Ogden
Naperville, IL 60563
||Holiday Storytelling Benefit
A Reading of Charles Dickens' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" by Greg Weiss, with Moira's Afternoon Tea served at intermission
Sit back and enjoy this one-man telling of the perennial favourite, enjoy Moira's Afternoon Tea during the intermission... AND do something good for the community!
In the spirit of this masterpiece's reminder that "Mankind is (our) business", one half of the ticket price will be donated to Connections for the Homeless, an Evanston-based organization serving homeless adults and families, and those threatened with homelessness. You can learn more about this worthy organization at http://www.cfthinc.org/.
Tickets are $24 per person, and reservations are strongly recommended.
The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201
||STEM, StoryTelling Entertainment Monthly
The STEM is a monthly storytelling event held the second Wednesday of every month at the Energee Center in Wauconda, IL. The STEM is headlined by raconteur Will Tremont and features guest storytellers and an open mic set. This month, two of Will Tremont's professions collide, raconteur and professional barber, and in the resulting fallout a few good stories will be told.
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Admission $10.00 Adults $5.00 14-18 years old
349 S. Barrington Rd.
Wauconda, IL 60084
||The Funny Story Show
The Funny Story Show is a hybrid stand-up/storytelling showcase hosted by Caitlin Bergh every second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm at LooseLeaf Lounge.
Invited comics/storytellers tell a story that has to be funny.
Then we have the FUNNY STORY CHALLENGE. We pull two audience names from a hat & each person will have 5 minutes to tell a funny story. The winner (audience applause) gets to come back for a featured spot at a future show.
Admission $5 Suggested
LooseLeaf Lounge 2915 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
Enthusiastic tellers and eager listeners: Join Illinois Storytelling, Inc and Dominican University for OPEN MIC NIGHT. Share that story you love to tell. Debut a story you've been working on to see if it’s ready for prime time. Try out a story in progress to see how it’s working. Or just plan to come and listen. Open Mic Nights are very casual and always fun with enthusiastic tellers bringing a variety of extraordinary tales from personal to traditional to historical. Family, friends, neighbors, and strangers you met on the way in are all welcome!
Please limit stories – or portions of stories – to eight minutes.
September 7, October 5, November 2, December 14 - 2013
February 1, March 1, April 5, May 10, June 14 – 2014
Doors open 7:30 PM. Mic turned on at 8:00 PM.
Admission free – We’ll pass the hat to support this and other ISI events.
Lewis Lounge in Lewis Hall at Dominican University
7900 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305
Park in the parking pavilion at the north end of campus. Take elevator to ground floor. Enter back door of Lewis Hall directly across from east exit. Lewis Lounge is the first room on the right, first floor.
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||Chicago Storytelling Guild meeting
The Chicago Storytelling Guild, producer of Tellabration for 16 years, meets on the third Tuesday of the month. The Guild is expanding its scope to include all spoken word genres including music. Although we encourage telling off the page, reading from original work is accepted. Feedback given if desired in a supportive fun environment. So bring your stories, plays, poems, lyrics, possible 5 minute "Moth" stories, etc. to our gatherings. Hone your craft, network and take risks in trying out new material. No experience necessary. The guild also offers performance opportunities. Rotating leaders/hosts encouraged. Call or write to Judith Heineman for more information. Submit your emails to be put on our mailing list. Always check for possible changes before each meeting. Story listeners are welcome!
7:30 - 9:30pm
Oriental Institute museum, 1158 E. 58st, corner of S University, on University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
||December Holiday Stories by Linda Gorham
Linda will share stories that celebrate the principals of Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas.
River Grove Public Library
8638 West Grand Avenue
River Grove, IL
||"STORIES TO FEED THE WORLD" Annual Heifer International Heifer Fund Raiser
Each year storytellers from across Chicago land and McHenry County gather for an evening of stories that reflect the seasonal values of gift-giving, compassion and peace. Proceeds are sent to Heifer International--a non profit organiation which buys farm animals for third world communities and teaches sustainable agriculture.
Spoken Word/Stage Left Cafe, On Woodstock's historic square, I25 Van Buren next to the Woodstock Opera House. Come early for dinner or explore the independent bookstore--READ BETWEEN THE LYNES, a chocolate shop, seasonal themed shops, Christmas lights, carriage rides, historic buildings, Starbucks and more.