Do Not Submit is a series of free open mics around Chicago where people from all walks of life and backgrounds can come together each month to connect through the sharing of personal stories in a safe, supportive environment free from pressure, judgment, or a cover charge.
No experience is necessary to participate.
All are welcome to speak or simply listen.
Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to hear yours.
How Does it Work?
1) Simply show up at the neighborhood venue a half hour before the open mic starts. (Slots will be available throughout the night if space allows, so if you cannot arrive early, you may still have a chance to share).
2) Write your name on the list. Names will be called in order.
3) When your name is called, you get seven minutes on stage to tell any story you'd like.
You are also welcome to attend just to listen. See below for details on each open mic, and visit our FAQ if you need answers.
DNS HOMEWOOD is on hiatus as we acquire a new venue.
DNS OLD TOWN has been moved back a week this month to September 27th.
DNS EDGEWATER has been moved back a week this month to September 24th.
Please click on the logos below for information on each
of the neighborhood open mics.