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Entertaining Articles and Front Page Material.

Our Friends: High School Horror Stories (Issue 3)

Man, I wish I was better at getting these sorts of articles up in a timely fashion, but here is hoping that it’s better late than never.

Part of the reason I wanted to write about this show – beyond the fact that I loved the readers, was interested in the topic, went to see it with a cadre of great people, or that I just like the format – was because it placed so well in my itinerary that day. It got sandwiched between three other great shows.

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The Features Feature!

Hey everyone!  As many of you know, our June show will mark our first storytelling event featuring invited storytellers.  We are very excited about this, and want to tell you a little bit about it. HTS will continue to be a potluck and open story swap, where everyone is welcome to sign up to share a story. Common sharing is at the heart of what we mean to foster with this event, so please come to tell if you wish!

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In June, we are honored and delighted to bring you the following line up of featured tellers:

Anthony Oberbeck
Kelsie Huff
Rev. Dr. Clare Butterfield
Norm Holly
Scott Whitehair

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A Story Is Starting to be Told

We have received a demanding telegram signed by the ØwO. Our interns are working on the best way to decipher it’s coded contents but it seems that it’s up to Here’s the Story to help coordinate and facilitate the telling of a grand Journeyman’s story.

Lucky for us, that’s our alley! Perhaps that’s why we were sought out? This is absolutely the sort of thing we want to be working on. And to facilitate that end we will post the real life tales and updates that surround putting a show like Journey to the End of the Night together. We will provide a place for you to volunteer and understand the mechanics of the game. If you have questions, feel free to post them in the comments or hit our email.

A Journyman

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You know. It’s good.

My friend Siamak and I were talking on the phone today about improv and writing and first dates. We were considering that there’s a lot we have inside ourselves that only gets offered up in the presence of somebody we trust. Bright things that get shared more freely in a situation where someone else (teammate, …

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Amy Kuttab’s May 4th Tshirt printed

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We are gearing up for the upcoming event and if you haven’t rsvp’d via facebook and are the facebooking type, please do!

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May 4th Storytelling Picnic at Stage 773

So people ask, “What is this Here’s the Story?” And if you didn’t know me, you’d think having been there as the germination seeds were sown I’d know the answer. That I’d understand, at least, my own vision for it. But I sort of don’t understand, and honestly I sort of don’t want to understand. Because to understand it would likely paint me as an architect, and rather than be an archetect I think what Janna, the others and I want is for us to just be open and present to the storytelling movement here in Chicago. A movement that is organic in nature, in that it’s real, and not caused by astroturffing, slick adds, (of which there are a few,) or big money. It’s coming from elsewhere, it’s coming from more people connecting, it’s coming from people from diverse backgrounds saying, “Hey this is cool, let’s be involved.”

Poster For May

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Mockup of the T-shirt Has Arrived

April 6th Zombie Jesus Easter Potluck Party! 7:30-??? Come, bring food, bring brains, dress up! Free

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Our Friends Issue 2: Video Games

I missed a reading that Sam had invited me to, but that’s okay because I missed it to see this month’s Encyclo Show. Last month I’d let them borrow two double A batteries and in appreciation they gave me a free ticket, but probably-mostly I went because Video Games was the topic. I am going …

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Zombie Jesus Easter Potluck Party

So I was sitting around in Nathan’s sun room, just kibitzing while he did some computer chicanery, “Listen, Janna can’t make the first show and she’s the pull for getting people to show up. So I was thinking, why don’t I just throw a party?” He asks me, “What’s the theme?” “I got nothing. I …

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Our Friends Issue 1: Bike Riding Fiesta

  Essay Fiesta is run by Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon. I was first introduced to the wonderful world/community of Book Cellar literati by my friend and Here’s the Story comrade Janna Sobel. It is on my mind today because I, along with about a dozen other fans, had gone out to see her perform …

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