Some places where I've told stories:
2nd Story, 2nd Story with the Lakeview Symphony Orchestra, The Paper Machete, Nasty Women Live, Write Club, Neo-Solo at the Neo Futurarium, Story Week Festival of Writers, Wordstock Literary Festival, Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Nantucket Book Festival, No Love for Love at The Chicago Poetry Center, The Chicago Humanities Festival, Listen To Your Mother, The Cabinet of Wonders, Guild Literary Complex, Snap Judgment, Radiotonic, World Book Night, Bookfest St. Louis, You're Being Ridiculous for Steppenwolf Theatre, Sunday Salon, Chicago Book Expo, 20X2, Theater on the Lake, Printers Row Literary Festival, Literary Death Match, Opening for The Jesus Lizard (WHAT?), Looptopia for The Goodman Theatre, Guts and Glory, Story Club Chicago, The Salon at The Gift Theater, The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanual at The Hideout, The Center for Art and Public Life in San Francisco, Fictlicious, Strawdog Late Night, The Dollar Store, Uptown Underground, Reading Under the Influence, Rhino Fest, Funny Ha Ha, Here’s The Story, Lions In The Winter, Literally Sexy at Victory Gardens, The First Time for Chicago Independent Radio Project, #docyourworld, Chicago Independent Bookstore Day, That’s All She Wrote, Starts Here!, Bookends and Beginnings, Come Home Chicago, Solo in the 2nd City, Mellow Pages NYC, Piece by Piece for Barefoot Productions, &Now Literary Festival, Snapshots for 20% Theatre Company, Old Town School of Folk Music, Printers Ball, Re:Action for Around the Coyote, Punk Planet’s Better Read Than Dead, Essay Fiesta, Tuesday Funk, Danny’s Reading Series, Quickies, Oops!, Uptown Writer’s Space, and Rec Room.
Some places where I've talked about telling stories or teaching stories or teaching teachers:
Associated Writing Programs, Theatre Communications Group, SXSWedu, TEDx, Poets & Writers Live, Red Ink, ChiTeen Lit Fest, ORD Camp, Northwestern University Writers Conference, American Association of Colleges & Universities, Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Vegas Valley Writers' Conference, Bookfest St. Louis, Society of Midland Authors, Heartland Fall Forum, ChiArts High School, Ideation Conference, Wordstock Lit Festival, Chicago Writer’s Conference, Printer’s Row Lit Festival, Young Chicago Authors, Story Week Festival of Writers, Interlochen Arts Academy, College Art Association Conference, Bringing Theory to Practice, Downers Grove Public Library, McMullan Young Writers Workshop, The Porch, University of Southern California, University of California Riverside Low-Res MFA, Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, #docyourworld, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Creative Nonfiction Week at Columbia College Chicago, Taking the Stage at Goodman Theatre, National Association of Writing in Education in London, Imagining America, California College of the Arts, the Emerging Writers Series at University of Chicago, the Teaching Artist Series at University of Chicago, Lake Forest College, Concordia College, Northeastern Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University, College of DuPage, The Kaplan Institute, and Illinois Association of Teachers of English.