June 4th, 7 doors, 7:30 start — Chicago Actors Call to Action(CACTA) Benefit. I’m joining the warm, disarming Darwyn Jones and reading “Why I Hate Strawberries” to benefit Childhood Fractured: Art to End Childhood Sexual Abuse at Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Avenue.
June 3rd, 4-6p — Continuing Literary Legacies hosted by American Writer’s Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave. in partnership with the Goodman Theatre. Featuring Megan Stielstra, passages from works by Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Richard Wright and Sandra Cisneros.
June 2nd, 9p doors, 9:30 stories — 2nd Story — “A Joyful Noise: Stories of Living Out Loud” at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway St. (21+ venue). I join Willa Taylor, Martinique Hallerduff, and Mia Vivens in storytelling while femme (featuring Carolyn Reynolds, Allison Joy, and Hannah Maxwell) provides music, all with support from Aimy Tien, curator; Jess Kadish, director; and Ali Drumm, producer.
April 4th, 5:30 — The Woods Fund and the Goodman Theatre’s Education and Engagement Department have collaborated for a Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation “What Is OUR Storytelling?” performance taking place at the Chicago History Museum. .
October 1st, 2:30 — Goodman Theatre’s In These Times series: I Am the Darker Brother, in conversation with Alphawood Foundation’s Then They Came for Me exhibition, 2401 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
April 26th, 3p — Goodman’s In These Times series: Who Will Tell Your Story?, Alphawood Foundation’s ArtAIDS America exhibition, 2401 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL
November 20th, 7:30 — 2nd Story at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL. I’m so looking forward to storytelling with Eric May, Jessica Young, and Sarah Zematis! CP Chang curates, Rebecca Adelsheim produces, and Carolyn Reynolds provides music.
June 4th, 7p — MAKE Reverse Release Party for Issue #15, Misfits, at La Puebla, 2658 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL. $10 at the door lands you access to the event, plus food. Beer and other libations also available.
March 21st, 2p — Deb, her wife, Gail, and long-time friend, Jake, will be part of a panel discussion (Elizabeth Stigler, moderator) about the history of the Chicago SLUTS at the Leather Archives and Museum (Etienne Auditorium), 6418 N. Greenview ($5, suggested donation for non-members)
March 15th, 5:45p — 2nd Story at Story Week, March 15th (doors at 5:45 pm) at Martyr’s, 3855 N. Lincoln (free and open to the public)
September 13 & 14, 7p — 2nd Story’s 2014-15 Season Opener: The Morning After/What Next? at Peckish Pig, 623 Howard Street, Evanston, IL
June 25, 7p — 2nd Story Summer Series, Part 1 of 3: Joy, Untitled, 111 W. Kinzie, Chicago, IL
December 5, 7p — Gumbo Fiction Salon: Chicago’s Multi-Genre Story Stew, Galway Arms (upstairs), 2442 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
November 26, 7p — Feast: Stories of Together, City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL
March 17, 2:30-5p — Story Workshop Mini-classes: open to alumni and the general public, Fiction Writing Dept, 624 S. Michigan Avenue, 12th floor, Chicago
January 20, 6:30p — Special 2nd Story performance for Justice Council, Sacred Heart School, Chicago, IL
November 20, 7:30p — Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low Flying Duck: Stories from 2nd Story Book Tour at Homolatte, Big Chicks/Tweet 5024 N Sheridan, Chicago, IL
November 2, 7p — Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low Flying Duck: Stories from 2nd Story Book Tour at Lonnie Walker’s Underground Wonderbar, 710 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
October 14, 4p — One Big Happy Queer Family Panel discussion with Gregory Martin, Erica Lorraine Scheidt, and Paul Fukui at Wordstock in Portland, OR
October 14, 1p — Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low Flying Duck: Stories from 2nd Story Book Tour at Wordstock in Portland, OR
September 9-10, 7p — Up,Up & Away: Stories of Busting Out” 2nd Story, Webster’s Wine Bar, 1480 W. Websters, Chicago, IL
September 7, 7p — Up,Up & Away: Stories of Busting Out2nd Story, Brasserie 54, 5420 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
May 18, 9p — Windy City Story Slam Semi-Finals, Urban Arts Society, 600 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL
April 28, 7p — 2nd Story: “Breaking Through”, Underground Wonderbar, 710 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
December 31, 9p — 2nd Story: New Years, Morseland, 1218 W. Morse Ave., Chicago, IL
November 13-14, 7p — 2nd Story: A Cold Day in Hell: Stories of Hatred and Forgiveness , Webster’s Wine Bar, 1480 W. Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL
November 11 — Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast reading at A Room of One’s Own, 307 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI — 608-257-7888
November 10 — Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast reading at Magers & Quinn3038 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN — (612) 822-4611
September 22, 7p — 2nd Story: The Wonder Years: Stories of Growing Up,In Fine Spirits, 5420 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
August 4-6, 7p (8:30 Friday) — 15th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival,Heartland Studio Theatre (aka BOHO), 7016 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL