Tag Archive: stories

Oct 03 2014

A Month Of… Disconnect Yourself

Photo Storytelling Duo Cory

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 15 2014

July 2014 Podcast is up

A Month Of… I’ve never met you, but you’re great! A particularly upbeat podcast. Our rapid fire storytelling series continues to move at pace. We offer stories about compliments, both giving and receiving. A reminder, all our podcasts can be found here. And we will be meeting on July 20th to bonfire our sentimentality away. …

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May 14 2014

Five Interesting Storytelling Articles this Month

StoryLuck is dedicated to storytelling in all its forms: traditional and alternative. Check out some of this week’s news on alternative storytelling through video games, social media, graphic design, and more. They’ll make you rethink your definition of a story.   1. Adobe Designs Storytelling App Adobe Voice, which debuted this month, is an iPad …

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Apr 16 2014

A Month Of… Love Letters

A Month Of… Love Letters Leave a love letter in a public space. Did they contact you? As is always the case, if you do the task you get into the show for free. Leave proof in the comments below. Stage 733 1225 West Belmont Wed. May 14th 7:30 Food 8:00 Stories $10 or free …

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May 13 2013

Stoop-Style Stories

When Dan Boyd suggested that I meet him at Stoop-Style Stories, I said, “Sure, I’ll be there!” It was about ten minutes later when my worry started to kick in:

“I don’t know where this place is, how will I get there? What if I’m not cool enough? Or what if it’s super awkward to go up to strangers and ask if they’re Dan Boyd? It’ll be dark. I could get struck by lightning. Or kidnapped by goblins.”

To at least muffle the voice of my worries, I brought a friend. Goblin crisis averted.

Before Stoop-Style Stories, I had never been to a storytelling show, so I had no idea what to expect when I waltzed into Rosa’s Lounge. What I did find, as the evening progressed, is something that regular storytelling audience members will take as a matter of fact: this is a ritual.

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Nov 08 2012

One Long, Slantways Block

Last night I opted to be in the best possible place during an election that was scaring me a little too much: safe inside the Young Chicago Authors home base, surrounded by the passionate genius of poets, rappers and performance artists mostly under 21. From the rainy street, the high glass box room over Division and Milwaukee was a beacon; lit up with laughing, relaxed bodies and pumping hands and cheers, a bright spot of peace in community amidst a misty night, and a murky political moment.

Inside, people were singing, rhyming, truth telling, sooth-saying, making each other laugh and call out and sigh. Folks were aware of the hinge of the hour… songs and stories touched on personal beliefs and politics sometimes… but there was no sense of anyone holding their breath; no sense that the calm, clear connectedness that was there in the room was pending or predicated upon anything outside.

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Oct 08 2012

Thank You and Congratulations, Cory O’Brien!

Thanks to everyone who joined us on October 7th. We were overjoyed by your company, and as always, appreciate those who brought and shared their stories. Thanks for your courage and humor and insight. It’s what we come together for.

As we experience successes, like the completion of our Kickstarter campaign, (which remains open until 10pm tonight, with unique rewards like season passes for next year), and like having over 100 of you with us in the room last night, it is important to keep clear sight of the reasons this love and support is coming our way.

It is easy to be dazzled or wowed by appreciation and successes, but our responsibility remains one of holding a space that lets people come to share and listen to truths being told. Popularity will wax and wane, but our priority is to remain true to our mission. Even and especially as the size of our audiences grow and we become more involved in producing events, it is very important to us to continue to offer a monthly space that is affordable, inclusive, warm, and allows for things honest and bold and tender and true, in the midst of life that is not always that way.

Thank you all for coming out. If you are a repeat Here’s the Storian, thank you for playing and sharing. And if you have newly discovered us, we hope you’ll come back! It is super cheesy but true, we are Here for you.

Thanks for being here for us.

And special thanks to Cory O’Brien who has graciously accepted the invite to come back next month and feature with us. You told a great tale, and we are excited to see you on November 4th.

With love and gratitude,
Janna and Dan

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Sep 09 2012

Renegade is Going Awesome!

Have you rsvpd?

So we sold a ton of T-shirts, posters, prints, made some great contacts, picked up a free Square card, and racked up 100+ new invites to RAJEN. And most of all, we listened to some fantastic stories.

One of my favorites came from a little girl, who when asked, “Who is your least favorite teacher?”

Responded, “I don’t think I could ever have something like that.”

Her dad said, “She likes school a lot.”

There were a lot of cute looks, faces, and friendly waves. We met KickStarter Backers, old friends, and made new ones. But that moment in particular stuck out.

It was near the end of the night, but I think it’s because Chicago’s Renegade Craft Fair, even after only one day, had taught us so much.

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Aug 29 2012

Here’s the Story at Renegade Craft Fair!

At Here’s the Story, we are always looking for new ways and new places to share stories. And so Sept. 8th and 9th you will find us at the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair. We will have artwork available from various artists. Artists like, Amy Kuttab, Kenton Quatman, Brandon Knowlden, Caitlyn Eakins, Jennifer Parks, Rachel Howard, and Aria Alexander-Manifold! Just to name a few.

Yeah, last year we had an amazing ChicagoRCF experience, and this year, we said, “We owe them a booth for such an adventure.” Also, we are total crafty crafters, not to mention we know that slew of artists listed above.

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Jul 18 2011

A Quick Reflection on Chicago’s Story Club

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Uncommon Ground, what a name for a place that holds readings and folk singers in its tiny alcove corner heart; it is of course a coffee shop and as such I suppose “uncommon” is being used as a differentiator.

Their grounds are no squelch, popper, or common beans – rather, they serve rarefied coffee. Still, standing outside, my popped tire bicycle racked up, the sign reading “Uncommon Ground” strikes me funny enough to use as a first line here.

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