story slam Archive

  • Sunday's show was wonderful. The stories were powerful, well crafted and well-told. There were stories about injustice and personal triumph, dreams, danger, divine inspiration and absurd misunderstandings. Nnamdi and I were each grateful at the end of the night for the opportunity to share the time with all of you. Click to read more! 0

    June Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Sunday's show was wonderful. The stories were powerful, well crafted and well-told. There were stories about injustice and personal triumph, dreams, danger, divine inspiration and absurd misunderstandings. Nnamdi and I were each grateful at the end of the night for the opportunity to share the time with all of you. Click to read more!

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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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  • 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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  • With a "feels like" of -5 degrees, it was as much of a feat for Here Chicagoans to venture out into the night, as it was a treat to be with them. Dinner was generous and beautiful, and the stories were harrowing, heart-breaking, and hope-inspiring. Click to read more about a very good night. And look for upcoming dates on the right. 0

    December Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    With a "feels like" of -5 degrees, it was as much of a feat for Here Chicagoans to venture out into the night, as it was a treat to be with them. Dinner was generous and beautiful, and the stories were harrowing, heart-breaking, and hope-inspiring. Click to read more about a very good night. And look for upcoming dates on the right.

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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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  • Hello Here, Chicago lovers! We hope you're enjoying this beautiful summer. We here at the show have been taking some of this summer time to reflect on the past and future of this wonderful event. Please click to read on about some positive changes. 0

    Fall News & October Show

    Hello Here, Chicago lovers! We hope you're enjoying this beautiful summer. We here at the show have been taking some of this summer time to reflect on the past and future of this wonderful event. Please click to read on about some positive changes.

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  • Last night's show was wonderful. We like to determine each show's theme in retrospect, and last night's might have been titled Hurricanes, Vomit and Visible Stars -- or-- ...But I'm Going To Talk About Love. Click to see photos from the night, and to find out who won Audience Favorite among such stiff competition! 0

    August Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Last night's show was wonderful. We like to determine each show's theme in retrospect, and last night's might have been titled Hurricanes, Vomit and Visible Stars -- or-- ...But I'm Going To Talk About Love. Click to see photos from the night, and to find out who won Audience Favorite among such stiff competition!

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  • Join us on August 2nd for a beautiful night of theater, dinner and creative community. We are honored by the people who are joining us to feature in August. We're also very excited to announce the news of a long-term co-host joining Janna! We wager you'll be delighted to see who it is...  0

    August 2nd Show

    Join us on August 2nd for a beautiful night of theater, dinner and creative community. We are honored by the people who are joining us to feature in August. We're also very excited to announce the news of a long-term co-host joining Janna! We wager you'll be delighted to see who it is...

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