Meet our Readers: Stephanie Douglass

Are you getting psyched for Sunday’s show? Because we sure are! Returning to the TASW mic just in time for our 3 year anniversary is Renaissance woman and genuine badass Stephanie Douglass! Stephanie Douglass is a farmer, writer, and performer. Over the past few years, she has worked in the Middle East, East Africa, and alternative schools … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Coya Paz

Are you kidding me? Coya Paz is reading with us next Sunday! Coya Paz is a writer, director, and lip gloss connoisseur who was raised in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and the United States. She is the Artistic Director of Free Street Theater, founded in 1969, way way way before she was born, and … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Isabelle (Izzy) Libmann

Continuing our anniversary lineup is the lovely and vivacious Isabelle (Izzy) Libmann. Isabelle has lived in the Chicago area for 15 years but still can’t answer the question “Where are you from?” She has been a theater major, an event planner, a publicist for a well-known local musician, and made the logical next career move … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Diane Kastiel

We are counting down the days to our 3 year anniversary show (11, to be specific.) Kicking off our anniversary lineup is the lovely Diane Kastiel. Diane Kastiel is a writer and storyteller from Chicago. She’s a three-time Moth StorySLAM winner whose work has been featured on NPR’s Moth Radio Hour and its podcast. Diane … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Parker Stockman

We are super stoked to have Parker Stockman reading with us on Sunday. Parker is a writer, storyteller, and teacher. His work can be found in Role Reboot and Chicago Literari, and he’s told stories with 2nd Story, Outspoken!, Story Club, You’re Being Ridiculous, and Wit Rabbit. He gave a talk at TEDxColumbiaCollegeChicago about storytelling … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Tim Barnes

We are pleased as punch to have Tim Barnes performing with us on Sunday! Tim Barnes is a Los Angeles born Chicago based comic who’s writing about himself in the third person right now. His absurdist humor centers around race and social norms and stuff like that. Chicago Magazine named him one of the 16 … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: erica dreisbach

Returning to the TASW mic is the one and only erica dreisbach! erica dreisbach is an artist, writer, and computer programmer in Chicago. She used to say that she doesn’t ‘make meaningful distinctions between art, writing, and computer programming.’ Then she decided that sounds pretentious even though she still believes it, and is it any … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Lori Barrett

Everyone – meet writer/performer/Johnny Depp fan Lori Barrett! Lori Barrett is a freelance writer and editor who has written for the Wall Street Journal on hard-hitting topics like custom-stuffed pillows, dog-food delivery services, and luxury horse ranches for sale. She’s also contributed to Time Out Chicago, Gapers Block, Notre Dame magazine, and had a short story … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Kim Nelson

Hi everyone! It’s September and we’re gearing up for our next show on Sunday, September 13th. We have a great lineup, and are thrilled to introduce you to Kim Nelson. Kim Nelson is a writer, performer, and former roller derby skater from Chicago. After retiring from contact sports, she became a regular contributor and co-editor … Continue reading