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Upcoming Events

Story Jam

STORY JAM PASS

Chicago, IL CDT
For our Story Jam Uber Fans!

Voices of Culture

Chicago, IL CDT
Story Jam presents a beautiful evening of riveting cultural stories from three Chicago storytellers, along with dancers from The Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre.

STORY JAM SOLO

Chicago, IL CDT
Story Jam presents long-form storytelling in the spirit of solo show performance. Four brilliant artists will perform 20-minute solo shows with musical interludes.

Story Jam Featuring Ian Maksin

Chicago, IL CDT
Story Jam features storytelling and musical creations by extraordinary cellist Ian Maksin. Ian using high tech looping and tracking while improvising over developed musical themes. A must see!

The Art of Memoir

Lake Forest, IL CDT
Nurture your writer spirit and join us for an instructive day of immersive writing!

SOLO INTENSIVE

Lake Forest, IL CDT
Join the phenomenal Julie Ganey & Arlene Malinowski—who are writing the first comprehensive solo show text book ever!—for a one-day solo intensive in an incredible setting: Ragdale in Lake Forest, IL.

Writing For All Genres

Lake Forest, IL CDT
"Where we write impacts what we write and how we write about it." ~ Arlyn Miller

WRITE & TELL

Lake Forest, IL CDT
Join us for another fantastic storytelling retreat in which guests will select from over twenty exhilarating personal narrative and writing workshops and events over the weekend of October 21-23.

STORY JAM OPEN MIC!

Chicago, IL CDT
Join veteran & new tellers for an evening of open mic storytelling with hilarious and poignant improvised songs by the incredibly talented musician Zach Duenow...plus a few surprises!

STORYTELLING 101

Chicago, IL CDT
Discover the thrill of storytelling and harness the power of a well-told personal narrative!

A NIGHT OF HUMOR

Chicago, IL CDT
Story Jam partners with You're Being Ridiculous to present five hilarious true, personal narratives plus original songs written for the stories. All stories are curated, told in the first person, and true!

STORYTELLING 201

Chicago, IL CDT
This challenging and exciting online class is for those who have already taken an introductory class or who are familiar with basic storytelling structure. In this class, we’ll take your storytelling to the next level with p… read more

GODDESS RISING

Chicago, IL CDT
Welcome to another magical storytelling experience with master storyteller and performer Arlene Malinowski. This inclusive class offers personal narrative storytelling through the seminal arts of ancient feminine wisdom. In … read more
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Past Events

STORY JAM & OUTSPOKEN CELEBRATE PRIDE!

STORY JAM & OUTSPOKEN CELEBRATE PRIDE!

Chicago, IL
**This show is sold out but a handful of tickets will be available at the door.  •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Join us for a night of heart and humor as we celebrate Pride Month in Chicago! OUTspoken LGBTQ+ Storytelling and STORY JAM will team up for a creative evening of personal stor…
Wednesday, June 29 2022 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

SOUL OF SOLO II

SOUL OF SOLO II

Chicago, IL
Brilliant performer and solo show expert Arlene Malinowski—who is co-writing the first comprehensive solo show text book ever!—leads SOUL OF SOLO II for those who have either taken SOUL OF SOLO or who have special permission from Story Jam. This intimate class focuses very individually on the deve…
Wed, Jun 8 2022 6:30 PM Wed, Jun 29 2022 9:00 PM

THE WRITING ROOM (FEB 2022)

THE WRITING ROOM (FEB 2022)

Chicago, IL
In the spirit of a college or grad-level writing class, THE WRITING ROOM features a rotation of fantastic instructors who focus on elements of non-fiction story and essay crafting. Each week, the experts guide writers and storytellers to develop an array of techniques and receive individual feedba…
Fri, Feb 18 2022 1:00 PM Fri, Mar 25 2022 4:00 PM

THE WRITING ROOM (May 2022)

THE WRITING ROOM (May 2022)

Chicago, IL
In the spirit of a grad-level writing class, The Writing Room features writing and storytelling instructors who focus on various elements of non-fiction story and essay crafting. This class takes place online on Friday afternoons. Each week, we invite a different instructor to help writers and sto…
Fri, May 20 2022 1:00 PM Fri, Jun 24 2022 4:00 PM

STORYTELLING 201

STORYTELLING 201

Chicago, IL
PLEASE NOTE!!!!! *******WE JUST OPENED UP A SECOND STORYTELLING 201 SECTION, WHICH WILL BE ON TUESDAY NIGHTS, 6:30-9PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME.******* If you are signing up on or after January 10th, you will automatically go into the Tuesday night group! Those who signed up before Janaury 10th are…
Tue, Jan 18 2022 6:30 PM Tue, Feb 22 2022 9:00 PM

THE WRITING ROOM (April 2022)

THE WRITING ROOM (April 2022)

Chicago, IL
In the spirit of a grad-level writing class, The Writing Room features writing and storytelling instructors who focus on various elements of non-fiction story and essay crafting. This class takes place online on Friday afternoons. Each week, we invite a different instructor to help writers and sto…
Fri, Apr 1 2022 1:00 PM Fri, May 6 2022 4:00 PM

PERFORMING FOR THE STORY STAGE

PERFORMING FOR THE STORY STAGE

Chicago, IL
“Great stories happen to those who can tell them.” - Ira GlassThis fun, fast-paced workshop focuses on developing your unique style, voice, and presence on stage and online! We will discuss: techniques to formulate an instant relationship with the audience; a four-point checklist to improve your de…
Thu, May 12 2022 6:30 PM Thu, May 26 2022 9:00 PM

STORY BASH

STORY BASH

Chicago, IL
In this afternoon workshop, we'll help you generate stories through an array of fun improv games, prompts, and exercises. Guests will enjoy conjuring up new and previously forgotten stories while practicing storytelling on the fly. Casual, fun, and loose, Story Bash is led by Story Jam producer/cre…
Saturday, May 21 2022 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

STORY BASH

STORY BASH

Chicago, IL
In this afternoon workshop, we'll help storytellers generate new true stories with an array of activites, prompts, improv games, and exercises. Have a blast conjuring up new material to craft for live lit. Participants often remember 10-15 stories they had long forgotten and they’ll get to practic…
Saturday, February 12 2022 1:00 PM 3:30 PM

SOUL OF SOLO

SOUL OF SOLO

Chicago, IL
* Brilliant performer and solo show expert Arlene Malinowski—who is co-writing the first comprehensive solo show text book ever!—leads SOUL OF SOLO for those who are looking to create, produce, or polish a one-person show. Solo shows come in many forms, and this class focuses on the extension of t…
Thu, Mar 17 2022 6:30 PM Thu, Apr 28 2022 9:00 PM
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