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November 2015
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Evening of Scary Stories with Jim May
  Storytelling in the Snug with Lorn Niemi
  Illinois Storytelling's Open Mic
  The World in Chicago
  Do Not Submit - A Storytelling Open Mic
  Homewood Stories
  Tellebration Celebration
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Nov 1st, 2015 (Sun)
  Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Evening of Scary Stories with Jim May

Bring a lawn chair and gather around the fire outdoors after sunset while we hear stories in honor of Dia de los Muertos to send a chill down your spine. This event is for older grade school children age nine and up along with adults (all minors must attend with an adult). Come enjoy an evening of stories with Jim May hosted by Da Vinci Waldorf School while you support a great cause. Items will be collected for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry. Students at Da Vinci Waldorf School have been walking to the pantry each week to deliver donations.

5:00 p.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: Suggested donation of item for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry

Da Vinci Waldorf School
150 Bonner Road
Wauconda, IL


Nov 4th, 2015 (Wed)
  Storytelling in the Snug with Lorn Niemi

Storytelling in the Snug with LOREN NIEMI: “Folly and Dreaming”

…a mix of traditional and original stories suitable for the post-Halloween,
All Saints, Day of the Dead, and election hangover.
Soldiers with a case of PTSD making deals with the Devil.
The ghost in the computer,
putting chains on the truck in a snowstorm and more.

There will be NO COVER CHARGE for this wonderful event, but we will "pass the hat" for Loren 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
No Cover, pass the hat

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201


Nov 7th, 2015 (Sat)
  Illinois Storytelling's Open Mic

Try a new story, tell for the first time,
update an old story and tell it again,
or just come to listen and enjoy.
For adults and young people over 12.
Presented by Illinois Storytelling Inc and Dominican University School of Library and Information Sciences.

7:00 PM, Doors open at 6:30 PM
Admission Free, Donations Accepted

Dominican University, Lewis Hall, Lewis Lounge
7900 West Division, River Forest

708-465-6305 or

Nov 8th, 2015 (Sun)
  The World in Chicago

The Chicago Folklore Ensemble aims to recognize and celebrate Chicago’s elder immigrant musicians and help share and pass on their stories and musical knowledge through performances that interweave music and storytelling. We interview musicians of many ethnic backgrounds, collect their songs and stories, and adapt them into dynamic arrangements for string quartet and storyteller.

From the Serbian mountains of blood and honey to the passionate coasts of Argentina, rattling buses tearing through Thai countryside and back to sweet home Chicago, we’ll take you on a journey around the world atop a carpet of music and story. String quartet and storyteller come together to narrate the sights, sounds, and emotions stored in the memories of Chicago immigrant musicians.

Admission General - $15 Student - $10

The City Winery, 1200 W Randolph st. Chicago IL, 60607

Nov 8th, 2015 (Sun)
  Do Not Submit - A Storytelling Open Mic

Do Not Submit! A Storytelling Open Mic
Second Sunday of the Month

Do Not Submit is a judgment and pressure free night for storytellers from zero to decades of experience to connect, share stories, and hone their craft. For the first time, we are making these true local events, in that each one will reach out to, welcome, and be run by people from the immediate community.

5:30 pm Sign-Up, 6 pm Stories
Admission No Cover

The Celtic Knot Public House
626 Church Street
Evanston IL 60201


Nov 17th, 2015 (Tue)
  Homewood Stories

ALWAYS FUN!!! five tellers, true stories.....
> Angel Simmons >Kevin D'Ambrosio, Stephanie Douglass > Nestor Gomez >> Karen ODonnell,
full service menu in the story room (get there as early as 6 PM) > B
Bonus >> 1/2 off bottles of wine FUN FUN FUN >>especially when YOU come join us!!!
rsvp > TODAY to save your seat or table to

Doors to the room open at 6< show starts @ 7:30 PM
FREE show (donations accepted on exit)

Grady's Grille, 18147 Harwood, Homewood, IL 60430
708-798-2224 (goes to the Facebook group)

Nov 21st, 2015 (Sat)
  Tellebration Celebration

Bring the family out to join McHenry County Conservation District and the McHenry County Storytelling Guild in our eighth joint Tellebration Celebration. Tellebration is a worldwide evening of storytelling. It creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend, traditionally held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Ours will include stories appropriate for storytelling enthusiasts of all ages. Help our effort to stock the food pantries of McHenry County for the holiday season. Please bring a non-perishable food item as your "entrance fee" to this event. This year our featured tellers will include Emmy Award winning author and storyteller Jim May, along with Andy Talley, Joanne Knack and the tandem storytelling duo Two Voices; Larry and Darlene Newman.

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Admission: A non-perishable food doantion

Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Rd, Crystal Lake, Il 60014