Chicago Storytelling Archive

  • Great thanks to everyone who attended last night's show. It was wonderful gathering of creativity, courage, goofiness, and generosity. Click here for photos, podcast, Walk-Up Winner, and a wee article inspired by the night. 0

    September Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Great thanks to everyone who attended last night's show. It was wonderful gathering of creativity, courage, goofiness, and generosity. Click here for photos, podcast, Walk-Up Winner, and a wee article inspired by the night.

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  • Last night was wonderful. We are so grateful to all of our tellers for the care and craft that went into their stories. And equally grateful to our guests for bringing delicious, gorgeous potluck dishes, and for sharing their warm attention. Click to find out who our slam winner was, and to grab seats for June's show. 0

    April Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Last night was wonderful. We are so grateful to all of our tellers for the care and craft that went into their stories. And equally grateful to our guests for bringing delicious, gorgeous potluck dishes, and for sharing their warm attention. Click to find out who our slam winner was, and to grab seats for June's show.

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  • February 26th's show will stand as one of my favorite Here, Chicago shows of all time. In the 5 years I've been doing this, I'm not sure we've had a night with such consistently beautiful storytelling. Our storytellers made a quilt of stories with common patterns that ran through the night. Many themes were interwoven, but there was a common thread of human spirit that finds a way and burns bright. 0

    February Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    February 26th's show will stand as one of my favorite Here, Chicago shows of all time. In the 5 years I've been doing this, I'm not sure we've had a night with such consistently beautiful storytelling. Our storytellers made a quilt of stories with common patterns that ran through the night. Many themes were interwoven, but there was a common thread of human spirit that finds a way and burns bright.

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  • What we have in the way of features in February is just a room full of wonderful. Basically, if you want to be in the company of love, wisdom, impressive skill and unique knowledge, come on down. At Here, Chicago we try and mix things up by introducing you to people with a variety of perspectives and experiences. But February's features all have something in common, which is that they're some of the best and most interesting people we know. 0

    February 26th Show!

    What we have in the way of features in February is just a room full of wonderful. Basically, if you want to be in the company of love, wisdom, impressive skill and unique knowledge, come on down. At Here, Chicago we try and mix things up by introducing you to people with a variety of perspectives and experiences. But February's features all have something in common, which is that they're some of the best and most interesting people we know.

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  • Here Chicago is back! And Nnamdi and Janna can't wait to see you. With all that's been going on we're thinking it could be nice to take a little time to listen, and be together, and feed each other. The expressed mission of this show has always been to bring people together across dividing lines. That's what it's for. To listen and share on common ground. Let's do it again. Read on to see what we've been up to. Tix on the right. 0

    Here, Chicago on December 18th

    Here Chicago is back! And Nnamdi and Janna can't wait to see you. With all that's been going on we're thinking it could be nice to take a little time to listen, and be together, and feed each other. The expressed mission of this show has always been to bring people together across dividing lines. That's what it's for. To listen and share on common ground. Let's do it again. Read on to see what we've been up to. Tix on the right.

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  • Last night was totally fantastic. I sometimes feel a little redundant in the adjectives I use to describe this show. But what can you do when a totally exalting, hilarious, tender exchange happens between 100 strangers and friends on a monthly basis? Click for photos, podcast and October's Awesome Walk-Up Winner! 0

    September Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Last night was totally fantastic. I sometimes feel a little redundant in the adjectives I use to describe this show. But what can you do when a totally exalting, hilarious, tender exchange happens between 100 strangers and friends on a monthly basis? Click for photos, podcast and October's Awesome Walk-Up Winner!

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  • Join us on October 4th for a wonderful night of true storytelling, potluck dinner, and vital creative community. October's show is set to be great, with one of our most exciting features line-ups to date! A primary goal of Here, Chicago is to bring you stories from people with a wide range of life-experiences, and we've got that in spades in October. Click to see who's joining us, and save your seats at the link on the right. 0

    October 4th Show

    Join us on October 4th for a wonderful night of true storytelling, potluck dinner, and vital creative community. October's show is set to be great, with one of our most exciting features line-ups to date! A primary goal of Here, Chicago is to bring you stories from people with a wide range of life-experiences, and we've got that in spades in October. Click to see who's joining us, and save your seats at the link on the right.

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  • June 7th was a moving, unique and beautiful show. It held stories of crime, magic, institutionalization, accidental international espionage, prophecy and love. The tone was serious and somber at times... but underneath that surface was something pushing through, like life resolute, resillient and rising. Click for beautiful photographs, and for free audio of the night. 0

    June Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    June 7th was a moving, unique and beautiful show. It held stories of crime, magic, institutionalization, accidental international espionage, prophecy and love. The tone was serious and somber at times... but underneath that surface was something pushing through, like life resolute, resillient and rising. Click for beautiful photographs, and for free audio of the night.

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  • Fantastic human beings are coming to share their stories with you on June 7th. Join us for an evening of true stories told live, diverse creative community, and a giant potluck dinner. Tickets tend to sell out, and so we suggest grabbing yours in advance. They can be had at the link on the right. Join us at Theater Wit for a beautiful night. 0

    June 7th Show

    Fantastic human beings are coming to share their stories with you on June 7th. Join us for an evening of true stories told live, diverse creative community, and a giant potluck dinner. Tickets tend to sell out, and so we suggest grabbing yours in advance. They can be had at the link on the right. Join us at Theater Wit for a beautiful night.

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  • What a gorgeous night. Our first show of 2014 was a joy. After our brief hiatus, it was great to see so many friendly people turn out to be in each other's company. The show sold out, and true to form, it was a night of delicious food (fried Mac and Cheese balls... what?!), beautiful stories, and warm creative community. Click to see photos, find out who won Audience Favorite, and listen to the podcast. 0

    March Recap and Walk-Up Winner

    What a gorgeous night. Our first show of 2014 was a joy. After our brief hiatus, it was great to see so many friendly people turn out to be in each other's company. The show sold out, and true to form, it was a night of delicious food (fried Mac and Cheese balls... what?!), beautiful stories, and warm creative community. Click to see photos, find out who won Audience Favorite, and listen to the podcast.

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