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Next session of Homewood Stories is Sept. 19

Five storytellers are on the bill for the Sept. 19 Homewood Stories event. Doors open around 6:30 p.m. giving guests time to find a seat for the 7:30 p.m. show at the Community House of Flossmoor Community Church, 847 Hutchinson in Flossmoor. Guests are welcome to bring their own dinner, snacks and beverages.

Storytellers will be:

  • Joan Karstrom of Flossmoor who recently spent a year in Korea interning at a video game startup and studying at Yonsei University.
  • David Fink, a co-founder of The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan, also a co-founder of Outspoken Chicago, a monthly LGBTQ+ storytelling show in the city.
  • Ada Cheng, an educator, artist, storyteller and creator who is using storytelling to illustrate structural inequities, raise critical awareness and build intimate communities by giving voice to marginalized voices.
  • Kimberly Vanbiesbrouck is traveling the country performing with the National Touring Production “Menopause, the Musical.” 
  • Host Karen O’Donnell who produces Homewood Stories.

Tickets are $20 cash at the door. Tickets purchased ahead of time through the website are $15.

O’Donnell is also offering a Homewood StoryShop interactive session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. No previous storytelling experience is necessary and all levels are welcome. Participants will learn elements of storytelling while building confidence to stand and share a story. Having a story to share isn’t a requirement of the class.

StoryShop is designed to give all participants an opportunity to share a story with others in a safe environment. It could lead to the next step of telling the story at Homewood Stories.

The registration fee is $57 if booked by Sept. 19. The fee goes up to $87 after Sept. 19. Registrations are being accepted by O’Donnell at [email protected].

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