At Uptown's Holiday Club, Dana Norris hosts an evening of storytelling before the performers take to the audience to help you craft a story
About This Deal
- $20 for one admission to an evening of cocktails and storytelling with Dana Norris
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The event will be held at Holiday Club in Uptown. Each event lasts two hours.
Each event is capped at 45 purchasers.
What You'll Do
Storytelling is an innate skill, and the Chicago-based Story Club strives to elevate instinct to performance art. During a rapturous two-hour evening of storytelling, Story Club founder Dana Norris introduces you to Chicago's thriving scene of gripping yarn-spinners, who will offer a private performance on the night's theme. After the show, the storytellers will join you in the audience and help you develop a nonfiction story of your own. You'll leave with a draft of your story as well as Story Club swag and a guide to some of Chicago's best storytelling shows.
July 30: "En Fuego"
Storytellers tell true tales of times things caught on fire—figuratively or literally.
August 11: "What I Should Have Said"
Stories revolve around moments when tellers should have said one thing, but said another.
September 10: "Back to School"
Storytellers will relate true tales of school, learning, and how going back can be necessary to go forward.
What to bring: A pen and paper to record your story, and money for food and drinks, which will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
Founder, Story Club
In 2009, Story Club began as a small, backroom operation in Chicago, but under founder Dana Norris's stewardship, it has blossomed into a national storytelling movement with branches in Chicago, Boston, and Minneapolis. Motivated by the belief that storytelling fosters a sense of connectedness and community, Dana earned an MFA in creative nonfiction at Northwestern and has been helping others find their voices ever since. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Reader, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.