The English department will be hosting its 6th Annual Storytellers Series events from April 5 – 30. With the closing of schools last March, we had to cancel this exciting event, but we are coming back this spring in spite of the continued challenges. Our Storytellers Series will look a little different than in the past, but we feel it will be successful and a fabulous opportunity for students to learn about storytelling, writing, performing, and creating from professionals in the field.
This year, instead of a full line up everyday for a week, we will be spreading out the performances over the month of April. English classes will be able to choose the events they want to watch as performers will have sent pre-recorded videos of themselves talking about their craft. CNN reporter Sarah Mucha and local storyteller Jim May are examples of recorded artists. We will also have some live-streamed performances from artists like Kevin Burt, a blues singer-songwriter. Live workshops where students work with artists will be hosted by the likes of Young Chicago Authors (slam poetry) and Idiot Chimney (comedy and improv).