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April 2014
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  Open Mic
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  Folk Tales from the Far East
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  Storytelling in the Snug with Minton Sparks
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  Hart of the Tale Storytelling Festival
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  Storytelling in the Snug with Bobby Norfolk
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  Northlands Storytelling Network
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  Northlands Storytelling Network
  Journey From the Heart
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  Northlands Storytelling Network
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Apr 5th, 2014 (Sat)
  Open Mic

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.

jdelnegro@dom.edu or nicknameproductions@earthlink.net
www.storytelling.org

Apr 6th, 2014 (Sun)
  Folk Tales from the Far East

Travel the pathways of the human heart as storyteller Anne Shimojima tells folk tales from Japan, China, Korea, and India. Anne’s stories range from the hilarious to the sacred and remind us that to be human is to travel the most fascinating journey of all.

Registration is required. Register online on the website, by telephone at 224-543-1485, or in person at any public service desk in the Vernon Area Public Library District.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Admission  Free

Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half Day Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

224-543-1485
anne@anneshimojima.com
http://www.vapld.info/events/events-calendar

Apr 9th, 2014 (Wed)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Minton Sparks

“Minton Sparks fuses music, poetry and her intoxicating gift for storytelling to paint word pictures of the rural South that put you square in the middle of the people and the places she knows like the back of her hand.” ~www.mintonsparks.com

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Minton that evening. **PLEASE NOTE** Seating in the Snug is very limited. Come early to reserve your seats, have a meal in our dining room, and then retire with your drinks to the coziness of the Snug for storytelling!!
Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.

7 pm
Admission No Cover

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

847-864-1679
celticknotpub@sbcglobal.net
www.celticknotpub.com

Apr 12th, 2014 (Sat)
  Hart of the Tale Storytelling Festival

Hear stories by national story artist, Bobby Norfolk, Homewood Stories, and the student storytellers of James Hart & Millennium Schools.
Story Sessions throughout the afternoon, ending with a Family Story Concert after the dinner break, followed by a Concert of Stories for Adults
There will also be an open mic session for family friendly stories, ASL interpretation, storytelling resources and a food court.

DIRECTIONS
James Hart School is located about 30 minutes south of the Chicago Loop at the intersection of 183rd & Aberdeen Streets, one stoplight west of Halsted. Take the Halsted Street South Exit of I-80, south to 183rd Street and turn right.
Park in the main parking lot off Aberdeen Street and enter at the HF Sports Complex.

1 PM - 9:30 PM
Admission  $5.00

James Hart School
Aberdeen & 183rd St.
Homewood, IL

708-647-2237
greg.weiss@hsd153.org
http://www.hsd153.org/teacher_list/date_details.asp?ID=3917

Apr 13th, 2014 (Sun)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Bobby Norfolk

“Bobby’s innate ability to read and connect with audiences of all ages makes him one of America’s premier storytellers. Using dynamic movement and vocal effects, Bobby creates vibrant characters who come to life through imaginative, creative story.”
~www.folktale.com

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Bobby that evening. **PLEASE NOTE** Seating in the Snug is very limited. Come early to reserve your seats, have a meal in our dining room, and then retire with your drinks to the coziness of the Snug for storytelling!!
Reservations for dinner and storytelling or for storytelling alone are strongly recommended.

8 pm
Admission No Cover

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201

847-864-1679
celticknotpub@sbcglobal.net
www.celticknotpub.com

Apr 25th, 2014 (Fri) -- Apr 27th, 2014 (Sun)
  Northlands Storytelling Network

Three days of storytelling workshops, story concerts, fringe performances and story swaps. Featuring Connie Regan-Blake (NC) with a half-day Master Class. Lots of networking, lots of fun.

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
www.northlands.netinfo@northlands.net
815-344-6435

Apr 26th, 2014 (Sat)
  Journey From the Heart

Join Swiftdeer Paige and learn about the links between native North American cultures and nature. Circle dances, flute music, animal impressions, Native American stories, dances and songs are presented in a captivating setting to guide you into a journey from the heart with a sense of earth wisdom, love and humor.
For all ages, preschoolers with adult. Drop in to Meeting Room A until room capacity of 120 is reached.

10 to 11a
Admission free

Fountaindale Public Library
300 W Briarcliff Rd · Bolingbrook ·
(630) 759-2101

(630) 759-2101 Contact: Children's Services Department
littleearth21@hotmail.com
http://www.fountaindale.org/