Here are some places where you can see live storytelling in Chicago:
Story Club (storyclubchicago.com)
8 p.m. Wednesday: Five open mic slots, the theme is "Community." Held at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan St. Sign-up for slots begins at 8pm, show starts at 8:15.
7:45 p.m. Dec. 6: Three open mic slots, theme is "Holiday." Held at Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan Road. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 7:45 p.m. Featured performers are Monte LaMonte and Lily Be.
8 p.m. Dec. 12: Five open mic slots, theme is "The Future." Held at Co-Prosperity Sphere. Sign-up for slots begins at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:15.
Do Not Submit (donotsubmitchicago.com)
8 p.m. on the last Monday of each month: Open mic, hosted by Shannon Cason and Scott Whitehair. Held at Trace, 3714 N. Clark St. Signup begins at 7:30 p.m. Free.
The Paper Machete (thepapermacheteshow.com)
3 p.m. Saturdays: A weekly "live magazine," performed at the Horseshoe Saloon, 4115 N Lincoln Ave. Free.
The Moth (themoth.org)
8 p.m. on the second Monday of each month: The Moth's Chicago chapter holds story slams at Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., hosted by Don Hall.
8 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month: Story slams at Martyrs, 3855 North Lincoln Ave., hosted by Brian Babylon. See website for details on Slam themes. Tickets are $16.
The stage shows are part of a larger franchise — there's a "Mortified" book, an upcoming documentary film called "Mortified Nation" and a TV show on the Sundance Channel (check local listings for dates and times). Visit Mortified's website for news on upcoming Chicago performances.
This Much Is True (thismuchistruechicago.com)
7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month: Billed as "Chicago's most intimate storytelling night," these evenings feature a core group of storytellers, at The Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.. Free.
A great, hyperlinked list of all storytelling groups and events in the city can be found at Fuse Chicago's website.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun