Second Friday of Every Month
(102 Harrison Street)
Sign Up List at 7:00pm
Stories at 7:30pm
Do Not Submit Oak Park takes place in one of the neighborhood's favorite family owned bistros. Arrive at 6:30 to sign up for a spot, and when your name is called, you will get 7 minutes on stage to tell any story you'd like. (Late arrivals can sign up as long as there are spots still available. The event ends at 9:30.)
All ages allowed entry.
No experience necessary to participate.
Drinks and food will be available for purchase.
Questions, comments, concerns or suggestions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Your Hosts
Margaret Burk is a storyteller and writer. She believes stories satisfy a deep human hunger for connection and meaning. There is power in story to touch the heart, spark the imagination, embolden the spirit, and remind us of the greatest of human potential! Margaret is President of Illinois Storytelling Inc, a statewide association of storytellers that hosts a monthly Open Mic with Featured Teller at Dominican University in River Forest. Margaret has co-authored four books on scripture reflections for children.
Gabriela Rodil is multilingual, global executive focused on transforming business to achieve greater financial and operational success. She has lived in five different countries and has had extended assignments in over a dozen. She is particular strong in bridging cultural gaps among people through education and interpersonal intelligence. She now heads her own consulting business and continues to help companies and people thrive. She serves on The Fig Factor Foundation as a board member and treasurer. She is one of the authors of Today’s Inspired Latina Book and has been featured at WGN Adelante Chicago with Lourdes Duarte, INC, Halfstack and IL CPA magazines. She has great friends who continue to inspire, teach, and challenge her and a wonderful partner who loves and appreciates her. Every time she gets home, she is greeted by Ursa, the 9-year-old Golden Retriever mix she rescued while living in Mexico.
Peter R. LeGrand is a tall Dutchman who has recently discovered story telling as a way to reach people with humor and stories of (he hopes) inspiration. He believes that story telling can change the world. He is a lifelong woodworker, a teacher, and an avid bicyclist, among other things. He loves to write and create useful things from wood and other objects. He shares his life with the most amazing partner and a nine year old Golden Retriever named Ursa who used to only speak Portuguese, but is now learning Dutch. Peter is also learning Portuguese from among others, Ursa, the nine year old Golden Retriever.