Meet our Readers: Eileen Tull

The one and only Eileen Tull is reading with us on Sunday! Eileen Tull is a storyteller, performance artist, poet, comedian, and one-woman-show person. Her work investigates feminism, body image, addiction (to technology, to substances, and to ourselves), and, above all, seeking joy. She has performed throughout the country, from San Francisco to New York … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Katie Liesener

We are so geeked to have Katie Liesener reading with us on Sunday! Katie Liesener is a journalist and storyteller. A Moth GrandSlam champion, she has performed at venues throughout Chicago and Boston. Her written work has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Best Food Writing 2009 anthology. She loves … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Dina Elenbogen

Have you met Dina Elenbogen? You really should. She’s reading with us on Sunday, and you don’t want to miss it. Dina Elenbogen, an award winning poet and prose writer, is author of the memoir Drawn from Water: An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story (BKMK Press, University of Missouri April 2015) and … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: bokeen

Continuing our fantastic May lineup is local writer bokeen. bokeen grew up in the shadow of O’Hare airport.  He occupies his time cooking, riding his bike, combing his hipster beard and pushing pencils for a software company.  He is also putting finishing touches on his book, Near Mrs.: Essays About Dating, which will be published … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Eric Charles May

Hey, it’s May and we’ve got returning favorite Eric Charles May reading with us!! Eric Charles May is the author of the novel Bedrock Faith, which was named a Notable African-American Title by Publisher’s Weekly, and a Top Ten Debut Novel for 2014 by Booklist magazine. An associate professor in the Fiction Writing program at … Continue reading

Photos from the April show

Once again, the lovely and talented Meg Gustafson volunteered to take pictures this month, thank you Meg! Are you a shutterbug who’d like to volunteer to take photos for us? Drop us a line! We can pay you in sushi from Tsukiji Fish Market, the beverage of your choice, and our undying affections.  

Meet our Readers: Jennifer Peepas

Are you kidding me?!?! Returning favorite and all around awesome lady Jennifer Peepas is reading with us on Sunday! Jennifer Peepas teaches screenwriting and film and video production at Columbia College Chicago. She read at the very first Story Club back when it was just a few audience members and the guy who got visible … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Eric Stassen

As promised, we have an embarrassment of Erics this month. Meet Eric Stassen, henceforth know as Eric 2 of That’s All She Wrote, April – The Two Erics Show, alternative title: All My Erics. Eric Stassen is a musician whose experiences range from conducting Brahms with a professional European orchestra to laying down the groove … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Eric Kenron

We have an unprecedented number of Erics reading with us this month, and there are so many different ways we could have gone with naming this show: A Tale of Two Erics; It’s Raining Erics; and The Eric Show, to name a few. Ultimately we went with the admittedly ordinary sounding That’s All She Wrote, … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Julie Marchiano

We’re getting ready for our April show and are pleased as punch to have Julie Marchiano in the lineup! Julie Marchiano is a Chicago-based actor, writer, and improviser currently traveling the country with The Second City Touring Company. When she’s in town, you can find her performing in the ensemble of Improv All-Stars at UP … Continue reading