Do Not Submit Berwyn takes place in the intimate coffee lounge at Friendly Tap, a community treasure and gathering space. Arrive at 6:30 to sign up for a spot, and when your name is called, you will get 7 minutes on stage to share any story you'd like. (Late arrivals can sign up as long as there are spots still available.
No experience necessary to participate. All ages welcome.
Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase on location.
Questions, comments, concerns or suggestions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Your Hosts
Errol McLendon has told stories at People Tree, Backroom Stories, Story Collider, Do Not Submit, This Much is True, Is This a Thing?, Pour One Out, Stories R Us, Ten by Nine, Story Serenade, First Person Live and online for The Elmhurst History Museum website. Errol is a two time Moth winner and has had his stories featured on the Moth podcast and on KPFT radio in Houston. He was chosen two years ago to compete in the Story Slam at the International Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. Errol has performed in Atlanta, Kansas City, Indianapolis and later this year in Orlando. Go to www.innerstatestories.com for more info on upcoming events. Errol also does one-on-once coaching and teaches workshops in Berwyn and Lake Geneva and hosts a monthly storytelling show, Let Me Tell You, on the first Monday of each month in Berwyn. Go to https://www.nbpd4fun.org/ for info on these programs.
Michelle Young grew up in central Illinois and has lived in Chicago over 30 years. By day she manages a global sales team in the hospitality industry, by night she writes both stories and comedy. She embraces magic and synchronicity but doesn't claim to be a certified magician. Michelle started telling her stories on stage right before Covid. She has told stories with a variety of groups in the Chicagoland area over the last 2 years including: Is This A Thing, Do Not Submit, Story Lab, This Much is True, Serving the Sentence, Let Me Tell You, Teller's Night and StoriesRUs. One of her short stories was recently published in Unwashed, a Milwaukee Bay View Art & Lit Zine.