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Aug 14 2015

A Month Of – Dreams: find the stuff fiction is made of

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It was a conversational show. After the stories people asked questions. Said, “Wait, what about?” The show felt sort of dreamy to me. The way it ebbed and flowed reminded me of a tired late night conversation between friends. One where you don’t want to go to bed, so you ask one more question, you …

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Jun 08 2015

A Month Of Gaslighting… Group Completion

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A Month Of… 1225 West Belmont Wed. June 10th 7:30 Food 8:00 Stories @printersrow #litfest A photo posted by Story Luck (@storyluck) on Jun 6, 2015 at 2:36pm PDT Have you heard the term, reverse pick pocketing? It’s when you slip something into a person’s pocket, purse, or wallet without them knowing. It’s easier to …

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Oct 03 2014

A Month Of… Disconnect Yourself

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A Month Of… Disconnect Yourself
1225 West Belmont
7:30 Food
8:00 Stories
$10 or free with a shared dish
It’s also free if you post a story before hand here!

This month the audience chose to go out and find strangers with special places to go. We got a lot of good suggestions. (You can follow us on Instagram/storyluck and twitter/storyluck to watch us live tweet the event!)

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Jul 26 2014

Pictures Posted

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Here is a small snapshot of photos from our tasking. Click the first photo to link to all the rest!

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Jul 25 2014

Speak Easy by Waxwing a Talk by Andy Patton

A long time ago, I asked Andy Patton to talk to me about his game Speak Easy. Now that he’s hit his Kickstarter goal, (We backed him, and so should you!) I’d like to share some of the thoughts he had about the game.

Speakeasy is a Prohibition era role playing game that involves players dividing into two teams—the Mob and the Feds—and wheeling and dealing over the course of three hours to make sure their team comes out on top. To describe it to people I usually ask them if they’ve played Mafia, then say it is like that (minus the problems of Mafia) on steroids.

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Jun 30 2014

A Month Of… I Don’t Know You, but You’re Great!

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Come to our next Show! A Month Of…Storytelling Stage 773 1225 West Belmont Ave Wed. July 9th 7:30 Food 8:00 Stories $10 or free with a shared dish or story posted here. Facebook invite. After each A Month Of… the audience chooses a theme for the next show. And all month long the audience and …

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May 15 2013

Here’s the Story on June 2nd!

Join Here’s the Story on June 2nd for some of the greatest people and best storytellers we know. Features Samantha Irby, Ray Teresi, Cory O’Brien, Angelina Pizzi and Polly Yukevich will be on hand to expand your horizons, crack you up, strum your pain with their fingers, and sing your life with their words. For just this month’s show, we will be just next door to Stage 773, at Theater Wit, enjoying their pretty exposed brick walls and abundant air conditioning… sweet.

Click here to know more about June’s fabulous features!

Here’s the Story June 2nd
7:30 potluck/ 8pm show
Theater Wit,1229 W. Belmont
$9 at the door, FREE if you bring a dish for the potluck
to avoid being turned away, please purchase advance tickets online here!

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Apr 23 2013

May Here’s the Story!

Seems like new creative projects are springing up like wildflowers all over town! This season, Chicago people seem inventive and prolific; unafraid to dream new things up, smart enough to test them out within communities of resourceful friends, and willing to put in the work to make them happen.

I used to feel like there was a long distance between the dreams and ideas that lived inside me and the actual world; an almost unbridgeable gulf. I came to Chicago with a heart’s desire to learn to build such bridges, and I couldn’t have chosen a better place to learn. Friends and colleagues here remind me daily of the powerful combination of want and will and wiles, and I am grateful. (I include a gracious tip of the hat, or curtsy… or something more gender neutral?… to my HtS collaborator Dan, for all he continues to teach and discover with me in this regard.)

Our next show features some awesome givers. People who are making and doing very cool things. Read on to learn more about them!

Here’s the Story
May 5th, 7:30 potluck/ 8pm show
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont
$8 at the door or free with a dish for the potluck


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Mar 18 2013

April 7th Features

Guys! We are proud to present another entirely fancy collection of people coming to tell you stories on April 7th. These magnificent folks, plus the opportunity for unknown goodness offered by our five open walk-up slots, are likely to equal yet another wonderful night.

If YOU feel you might have a story pulling on your sleeve to tell it, we say give it a voice! Just practice a little, make sure it rounds out in about 6-7 minutes, take a deep breath and jump. It can seem a little scary to go solo, but people almost always report that it is fun and exciting and transformative in ways they never expected. So if you’ve got something good to give, come give it away.

Read on to find out more about the folks who will definitely be doing the same on April 7th!

Here’s the Story on April 7th
Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont
7:30 potluck/ 8pm show
$8 tickets or free with a dish for the potluck

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Feb 20 2013

March 3rd Show!

I like Here’s the Story in the wintertime. Seems like it’s right at home in the season when people all over the world have always gathered close to share food and stories and warmth. Storytelling is interesting to me because it is at once something that comes naturally to all of us, and something that can be practiced and honed and artfully done. I also respect its traditional use as a teaching tool. Long before the printed word, storytelling was the primary transmitter of human history and memory.

In many native traditions, like the SiSi Wiss medicine way shared by most northwestern tribes in the US, storytelling is also how wisdom has been passed through generations. In that culture like many traditional cultures, hard-won knowledge about loving, and healing, and raising happy kids, and facing fear and overcoming conflict and achieving personal purpose, has been passed along through telling stories. In the SiSi Wiss tradition, there are some teaching stories that are more than 4,000 years old, and that last anywhere from hours to 3, 6 and 9 days long. In sharing ceremonies, people travel from far away to be together for big potlach feasts (where the modern potluck comes from) to be with friends and celebrate their time together and laugh and listen.

I share a little bit about that just to reflect on the fact that all of us who are enjoying storytelling in Chicago now are participating a beautiful and noble practice that has its roots in ancient and global history. Even our personal stories, when they are chosen and shared with generosity and a true desire to tell them, constitute evenings of personal truth that are moving, funny, illuminating and inspiring.

Here are some of the excellent folks who will be telling with us on March 3rd…

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