Nestor Gomez Archive

  • An exceptional group of people are joining us as featured storytellers on April 23rd. These are some of the best human beings we know, and some of the best storytellers as well. We also offer 5 OPEN storytelling spots for the express purpose of giving you a place to tell your story. Here, Chicago exists for no other reason than to give Chicagoans a chance get together and listen to each other, so we invite you to share a piece of your life! Read on for our guidelines. 0

    April 23rd Show!

    An exceptional group of people are joining us as featured storytellers on April 23rd. These are some of the best human beings we know, and some of the best storytellers as well. We also offer 5 OPEN storytelling spots for the express purpose of giving you a place to tell your story. Here, Chicago exists for no other reason than to give Chicagoans a chance get together and listen to each other, so we invite you to share a piece of your life! Read on for our guidelines.

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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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  • It was a wonderful night. Thanks to you who braved Chicago's first big summer storm to join us!  Our May 3rd show sold out, and the downpour only kept a few of you away. Dinner was small but mighty, and included beautiful, healthy contributions like corn-crusted, pan-fried cream cheese-filled peppers, and garlic & olive oil roasted kale. The stories were just as hearty, and photos and audio are included here.   0

    May Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    It was a wonderful night. Thanks to you who braved Chicago's first big summer storm to join us! Our May 3rd show sold out, and the downpour only kept a few of you away. Dinner was small but mighty, and included beautiful, healthy contributions like corn-crusted, pan-fried cream cheese-filled peppers, and garlic & olive oil roasted kale. The stories were just as hearty, and photos and audio are included here.

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  • May 3rd's show features one of our most excellent line-ups to date. Click to read about the great people coming to share their stories. And please reserve seats in advance. Here, Chicago regularly sells out, and online ticketing (the link on the right) has both General Admission and FREE (Potluck) tickets available. 0

    May 3rd Show

    May 3rd's show features one of our most excellent line-ups to date. Click to read about the great people coming to share their stories. And please reserve seats in advance. Here, Chicago regularly sells out, and online ticketing (the link on the right) has both General Admission and FREE (Potluck) tickets available.

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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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