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.
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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ASE tellers: D. Kucha Brownlee, Baba Tony Brown, C. J. Rhue, Dhamana Shauri, and Joanne Thomas will enchant you with love stories. Special guest, Heinrich Wasner will delight with his Cello playing. During intermission indulge in delectable, decadent desserts and tea. Advance ticket purchase strongly advised.
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM / Doors open at 2
Under the Gingko Tree B & B
300 N. Kenilworth
Oak Park, IL
Date(s) of Event
Anne Shimojima will be the featured storyteller at this year's WorldFest at the Spurlock Museum. The event is a celebration of performing arts throughout the world. For a list and schedule of performers, visit the website.
Admission $5 suggested donation
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL
||A Beautiful Game (Hockey, of Course) presented by Michael Parent
Known for his poignantly humorous glimpses into Franco-American life, Michael Parent describes “A Beautiful Game" as the “mostly true” recollections of his longtime connection to the game of ice hockey.
Set in Lewiston, Maine, where Parent grew up, the story follows him from his days as a young boy struggling to stay upright on his first pair of skates, to his big moment as goalie for the St. Dom's hockey team which competed, against heavy odds, at the Boston Garden for the New England Championship in 1964.
Though the focus of the program is hockey, no specific knowledge or even appreciation of the sport is required, as Michael forays widely into mill-town culture, father and son issues, and connections between religion and sports.
In the course of these reminiscences, he resurrects a parade of memorable characters, such as his father, a traditional, hard-working Franco-American man-of-few-words; and Gaston, a local factory worker who bets his paychecks on the hockey games.
No Cover, donations greatly appreciated
Stage Left is at 125 Van Buren on the Woodstock Square, Woodstock, Il .
Sponsored by Illinois Storytelling, Inc and the Woodstock Opera House.
JIm May at 815-382-5264 for general info and weather updates
||Pot of Gold: Irish Stories and Songs by Two of Chicago's Own
Nationally-known singer/songwriter, Megon McDonough, and story artist, Susan O’Halloran, dish about the pleasures and pitfalls of being raised Irish American. From classic songs such as the woeful Danny Boy
to original and humorous tunes such as The Mary Gig; from inspiring stories of searching for connection in the “old country” to the comical Irish way of "taking on the opposition". . .you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this evening of stories and songs that celebrates everyone’s heritage and looks at what is universal for us all: family, sacrifice and, always, joy and laughter in the face of life’s challenges!
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Or Call (866) 777-8932
1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
||Storylines: A Gathering of Words and Song
An afternoon with: AMASONG, CU's Premiere Lesbian/Feminist Choir and Dan Keding, Storyteller, Author, and Musician. All ticket proceeds to benefit the University YMCA's work for an Immigrant Friendly Community in Champaign County.
Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at door. Ticket includes show and complimentary wine, beverages and pulled pork and more from Piato Catering. Additional food available for purchase for $5 per plate.
University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL.
||Monsters and Dragons
Monsters and Dragons: A World Storytelling Day Concert is brought to you by the CU Storytelling Guild and the Institute 4 Creativity.
All ages. Free - Donations accepted for beer, wine, and refreshments. Take part in this annual, global event, featuring C-U tellers: Dan Keding, Kim Sheahan, Sue Searing, Linda Dust, Kathe Brinkmann, Camille Born.
Institute 4 Creativity, 111 S. Walnut, Champaign, IL
||Stories from the New Testament book of Mark
Storyteller Linda L. Braggs and the Prairie Wind Guild will present the epic telling of the biblical stories from the book of Mark.
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: None; an offering will be received to support the guild scholarships for the Network of Biblical Storytellers Festival Gathering
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 545 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181