Do Not Submit Elmhurst takes place in the live events space of one of city's most popular family owned venues (with a pool hall and vintage bowling alley on site!). Arrive at 7:00 to sign up for a spot, and when your name is called, you will get 7 minutes on stage to tell or read any story you'd like. No pressure, no judgment, and no cover charge. You can always come to just listen. (Late arrivals can sign up as long as there are spots still available. The event ends at 9:30, or before, depending on number of participants.)
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
Sarah Burnside spins tales for a living. Her first job out of college was providing “on mountain entertainment” for families visiting the Vail resorts. In costume, sometimes strapped to skis, she helped to create the Beaver Creek Children’s Theater. Since then, she’s written and directed for schools, churches, even a couple of cemeteries. She taught years and years of improv, and serves alternately as mentor, actor, and director with Tellin’ Tales Theater. Now a children’s librarian, she's a fan of quirky neighborhood venues, always on the lookout for a fresh voice or new take on a classic and is proud to follow the theater careers of former students. Mother to three sons, she never lacks for material.
Kim Scott has always loved stories. A librarian, mom, creative thinker, spiritual seeker, and avid book-listener, Kim believes sharing our stories can save lives, create lasting connections, and inspire change. She spends her free time writing, reading, eating large quantities of popcorn at solo movie outings, and trying to make her 2 year old laugh. Kim is thrilled to be part of the storytelling movement in Chicago.