Story Jam



STORY JAM Jr.
Rock House, 
August 22nd, 2014

EMILY
GRAYSON

NILI
YELIN

JAMES GORDON

JULIE LAMBERT

27 Live, June 13th, 2014

JW BASILO is a writer, performer, humorist, musician, and educator from Chicago whose work is equal parts poignant and perverse, hilarious and heart-wrenching. His often raucous stage act - a Vaudevillian mash-up of poetry, music, comedy & storytelling, has earned him a reputation as one of the more sought-after and compelling spoken word artists working today. His work has appeared on NPR, CBS, WGN, in the Chicago Tribune, numerous literary journals, and in hundreds of theaters, dive bars, prisons, schools and comedy clubs across the world.  http://www.bustedmouth.com

JUDI GOSHEN - After writing and performing her one-woman show in Los Angeles and New York, "Fornicationally Challenged," Judi is back in Chicago and loves being part of the Live Lit scene. She has told stories at Story Sessions, Chicago Solo, Solo in the Second City, Celtic Knot, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, That’s All She Wrote and Story Club South Side. Judi is a very popular Chicago actor and model.

JILL HOWE has turned story love into a super power. She organizes fellow writers in sharing their latest work at her monthly workshop, Friends with Words, while co-producing Story Sessions, a monthly event hosted by Deanna Moffit. Jill has shared her nitty-gritty at Mortified, Reading Under the Influence, Story Lab, Chicago Solo Theatre, Ignite Chicago, Essay Fiesta, Story Club Bridgeport and many more. Most of all, she can’t wait to hear your story. Join in the story fun at www.storysessionschicago.com

ARLENE MALINOWSKI is a rare talent. She is a playwright/actor whose award winning solo shows have been produced nationally and abroad. In addition to her TV and film work - some of it good, most of it bad - she has performed on stages in LA, NY and Chicago. Arlene loads depth, insight, humor and guts into every story she tells. She teaches writing and is, to her knowledge, the only actor to have appeared in Shakespeare AND Doogie Howser in the same 24 hours.  Find out more at: Arlene Malinowski.

MICKI LeSUEUR is just about the most badass, take-no-prisoners sexpot humanitarian you will ever meet. She is a renaissance gal with a sword and a keyboard. Micki's stories are always riveting and her lasagna unstoppable. She commandeers the incredibly popular FICTLICIOUS, which features monthly writers and their works of fiction, plus beautiful live music.

Wilmette Theatre, Oct. 19th, 2013 

By day, Julie Saltzman is the director of content development at a trading education firm. By night, she is a haphazard parent to her 15,13 and 11 year old boys. By choice, she performs with 2nd Story, plays ice hockey and does crossfit. The last two activities both her body and her mother believe to be poor choices for a middle age woman.

Andy Kerns is an up-and-coming something or other, and a writer. He lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with the dream of one day living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with a dog.

Note Sangern is your normal, average everyday kind of guy, except when he's not. He lives for sports, and enjoys writing, listening to and telling stories. He's told at Story Lab, Story Club, Story Sessions and Solo In The CIty; and he loves eating, tweating and repeating quotes from "The Simpsons" to "Anchorman." If you're not careful, he'll make you laugh.

Brenna Kearney is a Chicago-based writer and editor. She grew up in a suburb of Kansas City, KS and has lived in New York, London, and other charming towns and villages throughout the UK. She performs with the hilarious storytellers of You’re Being Ridiculous and writes the blog for the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers.

Jill Howe has turned story love into a super power. She organizes fellow writers in sharing their latest written work at her monthly workshop, Friends with Words, while also co-producing Story Sessions, a monthly event with hosted by Deanna Moffit. The next installment of Story Sessions is on April 27th at Mahoney’s. Jill has shared her nitty-gritty at Mortified, Reading Under the Influence, Story Lab, Chicago Solo Theatre, Ignite Chicago, Essay Fiesta, Story Club Bridgeport & many more. Most of all, she can’t wait to hear your story. Join in the story fun: www.storysessionschicago.com

Wilmette Theatre, Feb 1st, 2013 

Tom Wolferman - As a freelance writer, Tom has written for corporations, publications, performers and live events. His humor has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Reader. Tom has shared stories at venues including Essay Fiesta, Story Club, Story Sessions and This Much is True.

Brenna Kearney is a Chicago-based writer and editor. She grew up in a suburb of Kansas City, KS and has lived in New York, London, and other charming towns and villages throughout the UK. She performs with the hilarious storytellers of You’re Being Ridiculous and writes the blog for the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers.

Natasha Tsoutsouris is a writer and performer. Her solo show, "Tashie's Choice," enjoyed a sold-out run at Stage 773 in 2012 and 2013. Natasha has hit the storytelling scene hard, telling with StoryLab, Speak Easy Speak Hard, The Moth, Here's the Story, My First Time, This Much is True and Adult Education in Three Oaks. 

Arlene Malinowski is a playwright/actor whose award winning solo shows have been produced nationally and abroad. In addition to her TV and film work - some of it good, most of it bad - she has performed on stages in LA, NY and Chicago. She teaches writing and is, to her knowledge, the only actor to have appeared in Shakespeare AND Doogie Howser in the same 24 hours. Arlene Malinowski.

Jill Howe has turned story love into a super power. She organizes fellow writers in sharing their latest written work at her monthly workshop, Friends with Words, while also co-producing Story Sessions, a monthly event with hosted by Deanna Moffit. The next installment of Story Sessions is on April 27th at Mahoney’s. Jill has shared her nitty-gritty at Mortified, Reading Under the Influence, Story Lab, Chicago Solo Theatre, Ignite Chicago, Essay Fiesta, Story Club Bridgeport & many more. Most of all, she can’t wait to hear your story. Join in the story fun: www.storysessionschicago.com