Saturday, October 1
Illinois Storytelling's Open Mic and More!
Featuring teller, Nestor Gomez


Nestor Gomez at ISI Open Mic

Winner of the Audience Favorite at Chicago storytelling shows: Story Club North Side and Here. Also a nine time winner of The Moth Chicago Slam and a two time winner of Chicago Moth Grand Slam. He is also winner of the first ever Joyfest Chicago Story Slam.

Nestor is currently working on his first solo show. However, if you ask him Nestor will tell you that his greatest accomplishment is making his mother proud and winning the heart of his girlfriend "sweet Mel". You can find more information about Nestor at


Open mics are lively, casualand always fun.

All tellers and listeners are welcome.

There will be:
Stories (up to 10 minutes)
Story feedback upon request

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Open Mic 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Nestor Gomez - 8:15 p.m.


Dominican University, Lewis Hall, Lewis Lounge
7900 West Division, River Forest
Admission is free, Donations are appreciated


Presented by Illinois Storytelling Inc and Dominican University School of Library and Information Sciences.


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We celebrate Story in all its forms – old tales, new tales and the diversity of storytelling styles – and provide website services, event production, professional growth opportunities, and a network of support to preserve the art and tradition of storytelling.