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Storytelling Gym: (3 Standalone Workshops in Sept/Oct) LIVE AND IN PERSON OUTDOORS!

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These workshops will be held outdoors at a private residence, on a covered patio. There is ample space to spread out safely. Bathroom is available indoors. There will be a firepit if it gets unseasonably cold.

VACCINATED FOLKS ONLY (No judgment on the unjabbed. Just want to make it super comfortable for everyone.)

Free and metered street parking readily available in the area. Brown line a two minute walk away.


It has been a long time since we could safely get together, face-to-face, to develop our stories and skills. These fun, work-intensive sessions are the perfect way to reintroduce yourself to in-person storytelling, knock off a little bit of the rust, start some creative juices flowing, and get back to creating and growing.

Ready to roll up your sleeves and have some fun while putting in a little work?


Each session will be a mix of exercises, conversation around topics chosen by the group, and sharing of useful tools and techniques to try out. Every session will also include the opportunity for each individual to share a story with the group and receive supportive coaching from the instructor and constructive feedback from the group. 


Each session is a standalone workshop. You are welcome to join us for one, two, or all of them if you'd like. 

Workshop size will be kept to 8 to insure that participants receive maximum individual attention.
    
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1) Monday, September 13th,      6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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2) Monday, September 27th,      6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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3) Monday, October 3rd,   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Sign up for all three unique sessions for a discounted price

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Instructor Info:

Scott Whitehair is the producer of THIS MUCH IS TRUE, one of the city's longest running personal narrative series, creator of STORY LAB CHICAGO, recently featured in Forbes and Newsweek, and founder of DO NOT SUBMIT, a citywide network of pressure free open mics. He has told stories anywhere somebody will listen, including The Steppenwolf, Second City, The Green Mill, The Woodstock Opera House, and for NPR, The Risk Podcast, Sirius XM, and more. Scott is a 2x Moth Slam winner and has been featured at The Printer's Row Lit Festival, Fillet of Solo Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, The Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival, The Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival, and The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference. He has taught sold-out monthly classes since 2012, and has done training for such organizations as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Price Waterhouse Cooper, RW Baird, Chicago Cares, Loews Hotels, Lurie Childrens Hospital, Crate & Barrel, Dyson, United Way, and many others. Scott has been a guest instructor at DePaul, Northwestern, Loyola, University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, IO Chicago, and The Latin School. His private coaching clients have included a Fortune 500 CEO and top speakers nationwide. Scott formerly served on the Board of Directors for the National Storytelling Network, taught a week long course at All Hallows College in Dublin, Ireland, and was the featured instructor at Hong Kong Story Worthy Week, which was headlined by David Sedaris. Scott performed at The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough in 2017.  

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