Meet our Readers: Wendy McClure

We ALMOST had Wendy as a reader last December, but then some horrible weather caused some problems and we had to reschedule, so she’s technically a first timer at TASW, but we’ve counted her among our friends and supporters for some time. Wendy McClure is the author of several books, including The Wilder Life: My … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Bill Hillmann

Among other things, Bill Hillmann has been gored by a bull. For real. It was all over the news a couple months ago. Bill Hillmann is the author of the award winning, internationally acclaimed, debut Chicago novel The Old Neighborhood. Hillmann’s writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, Washington Post, and NPR. His highly anticipated … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Allison Kelley

Everyone: Meet Allison Kelly. Allison – this is Everyone. Allison Kelley grew up in Connecticut but moved to Chicago after Googling “Tina Fey” and finding out about the Second City Theatre. She covers comedy and live lit for Chicagoist and gets into teen angst and ‘90s pop culture on her blog, She has performed at … Continue reading

Meet our Readers: Dmitry Samarov

Our next show is this Sunday at Great Lakes Tattoo! While you’re there, take a moment to check out the exhibit of woodcuts by Bryn Perrott, a.k.a. Deerjerk, on display in the Great State Gallery through January 3rd. Have you met Dmitry Samarov? You really should. Dmitry Samarov was born in Moscow, USSR in 1970. He immigrated … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Angela Vela

Everyone, we’ve got Angela Vela reading with us! Angela has, like a real bio. Lookit all this stuff she does: Angela produces, hosts and performs at a variety of shows all across the city and its suburbs.  For the last four years, her unique style of stand-up comedy comes has come from a combination of … Continue reading

Meet our readers: John Leo

We’ve got a newbie coming to the mic! We love it when someone in our audience gets the cahones to get up there in front of everybody and tell it. Everyone: meet John Leo. John: this is everyone. John got a taste for writing as a youngster but fell in love with rock and roll … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Erica Dreisbach

We are pleased as punch to have Erica Dreisbach reading with us next week. Erica is one funny lady, prepare yourselves. Erica Dreisbach is an artist, writer, and coder in Chicago. She doesn’t make meaningful distinctions between art, writing, and code. Follow her @ericaricardo Catch Erica next Sunday at Great Lakes Tattoo for our show … Continue reading

Photos of the anniversary show!

Photos of the anniversary show!

We are unbelievably lucky to have a friend in fellow storyteller, show producer, and shutterbug Jill Howe, who took some amazing photos of Sunday’s show. Jill co-produces the series Story Sessions, which you should check out if you haven’t yet done so. Enjoy this visual recap of the 2 year anniversary show, and a huge … Continue reading