Tag: Storytelling

Story Luck’s Map to Ideals and Emotions

Kids on the steps

Join us on Wed. the 13th where will discover all about maps through our special round table storytelling open Mic.

A Month Of… Maps.

This month I worked with Lynda Joy, Alexander, Bonnie Fan, and a slew of strangers to tackle the group task: Create your own Map. We built this map

This is the finished product.

A Map to emotions

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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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Congratulations Owen Kalt

Solo Chicago Fest Owen Kalt

Owen Kalt’s show Danny’s Friend has been accepted into the prestigious Solo Chicago Festival. The whole thing is going down between August 13th and the 23rd and you can get a $30.00 pass to see all the shows, or see Owen’s show on the 14th or the 16th for just $15.

August 13 to 23, 2014
Berger Park Coach House Theater
Three Cat Productions is excited to announce the lineup for the second annual presentation of the SOLO Chicago festival. SOLO Chicago will feature individual performances by vocal artists, storytellers, and more. 2014 performers will include Captain Ambivalent, Mary Ruth Clarke, Jillian Erickson, Matt Griffo, Owen Kalt, Barbara Lau, Marissa Lichwick, Megon McDonough, Carson Reiners, Maureen Riley, Laura Scruggs and Debbi Welsh. Each evening will showcase individual presentations by multiple performers.

The festival will run Wednesdays through Saturdays, August 13 to August 23, with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Berger Park Coach House Theater, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660.

The SOLO Chicago festival is part of Three Cat Productions’ ongoing effort to offer Chicago artists a creative platform, foster relationships between local performers, and bring new work programming to the Edgewater area.

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Moving On

Yes, yes, I know we were allowed to destroy sentimental objects in ways OTHER than setting them on fire. But from the moment I saw the task, I knew that for me, fire was the only way. Luckily a number of other people at the show felt the same way, so we agreed to meet …

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Going to Readings; Eric May features July 22nd at City Lit Books

I don’t know if he would remember this, but I first met Eric May, after a Story Week event. We rode down an elevator together and I listened intently as he spoke about a student’s recent work. Later he featured on an early podcast for us.

We run into each other fairly often, at readings and various events. This city is full of my favorite people, and he fits right into the great stuff going on in Chicago.

“How is your new show going?” He asked me at the Printer’s Row Lit festival.

“Awesome, but it’s hard to explain. You should come and see what we are doing. It’s sort of next level. If you liked the community aspect of the Story Luck show, it’s like that times ten.”

He came, and told two off the cuff tales about last month’s theme, “I’ve never met you, but I think you’re great!” That theme and other’s stories sparked for him, “I’ve never met you, but I bet you know where you’re going,” and, “I’ve never met you, but you look like X famous person!”

“It doesn’t matter what I’m dressed like, or how big a scowl I’m wearing, I’ve just got a look that says to people, He’s friendly and knows where he’s going, we should ask him for directions.” (Not a direct quote.)

Now, because I love Natalia Nebel, I knew he was going to be featuring in January 2015 at Sunday Salon Chicago. But that’s way too far away. I wanted to see him do a proper reading. His book, Bedrock Faith, had just been published to rave reviews and great sales.

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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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#11: Compliments

From Storyluck Chicago, it’s A Month Of… I’ve Never Met you, But You’re Great. Today’s write-up comes in three acts. Act I, Complimentary Pride, when a concerted effort by A Month Of organizers and audience members take compliments to the streets during the 2014 Chicago Pride Parade. Act II, Hugs So Good They Should Be …

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Do Talk to Strangers

It’s difficult to find a context in which I can compliment strangers and they are okay with it. This is not the fault of the strangers. This is because I am a tall white dude, and compliments from tall white dudes historically come with ulterior motives. Generally, people who I compliment assume I want something …

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Epoxy Coins on State Street

Our friend Allan Green came across this completion of the “A Month of…The Things We Find” task on State Street! Allan Green takes pictures at a lot of the local live-lit shows, friend him on Facebook to view more of his work. Remember to complete your own tasks before the next “A Month of” event on …

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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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