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A Month Of... Storytelling (Moving On)

A Month Of... Moving On!
1225 W. Belmont
Wed. July 9th
7:30 Food
8:00 Stories
$10 or free with a shared dish!

Each month we get together to tell stories based around a theme. This month the theme is "Moving On."

So it will be filled with stories about meeting your best friend and having to learn to someday let them go. It will be about growing up. It will be about moving from Ohio to Chicago, from Japan to America, and from one religion to another. We all move on. Sometimes it's sad, but a lot of the time it's as happy as happy can be. One of the cool aspects of this show is that we know not everyone is a performer, not everyone likes to tell a story to a crowd, sometimes you want to share your story in a letter, an essay, or a photograph. Please do so before the show here.

Thanks Free & Cheap Culture & Night Life!

Commonly asked questions about the show: What should I bring to the potluck?
Anything, you like. We aren't sticklers, if you bring a 25 cent pack of gum to share and we will let you in for free. That said, everyone really appreciates it when you make a main dish to share. We get lots of snacks, chips, dip. So when people go out and make a real meal, it's exciting. I always pick up pizza, and Duo Yang, one of our hosts is a cook, so he always brings something delicious.

What about drinks?
Stage773 has a liquor license, so we request you buy alcohol from them. (It's illegal to byob in this venue.)

Other than that, juice and pop would be a great idea. Should I buy a ticket ahead of time?

We recommend it, because it's easier on us, but we will have tickets available at the door.

How long should stories be?
This isn't like any other open mic in the city. It is hyper laid back. You kind of have to come hang out to really get it.

Do I have to tell a story?
Nope. But I want you to be open to it. If you feel a little pang that says, "I don't know if I should tell this story or not." You should listen to the part of you that says yes.

Lots of people come just to listen. There is never any pressure to tell. But, the format is conducive to people who are telling a story for the first time.

How does meetup work?
I'll be the kid with blue hair running around setting things up. Come say hi to me. I'll introduce you to the meetup people I know and the show regulars.

Can I get a taste of what the show is like?
We podcast all our shows, please listen!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I get off work at 8:30. I'll get there as soon as I can. I've known transitions. Currently doing another one. I'm willing to talk or listen. Jim

    August 13, 2014

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