you'd like to catch Deb R. Lewis telling stories,
check out these events:
|| Story Workshop Mini-classes open to alumni and the general public in the Fiction Writing Department on the 12th floor at 624 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL. It's great way to kick-off Story Week 2013!|
||I'll be emceeing for the SAGE-COH/GeNarrations storytellers (featuring Dion Walton, Carol Heddin, Randy Gresham, and Delphine Goree) for the GeNarrations City-wide Showcase in the Chicago Cultural Center's Rennaisance Court, 78 E. Washingon, Chicago, IL. It's always a really good time!|
||I'll be hosting the SAGE-COH/GeNarrations storytellers at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL, featuring Dion Walton, Carol Heddin, Randy Gresham, and Delphine Goree.|
||A special 2nd Story performance concerning diversity for the Justice Council at Sacred Heart School, Chicago, IL|
||7:30 pm, doors
|| Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low Flying Duck: Stories from 2nd Story Book Tour at Scott Free's long-standing music and spoken-word series--Homolatte, Big Chicks/Tweet 5024 N Sheridan, Chicago, IL|
||7 pm, doors
|| Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low Flying Duck: Stories from 2nd Story Book Tour at Lonnie Walker's Underground Wonderbar, 710 N. Clark, Chicago, IL|
|| One Big Happy Queer Family Panel discussion with Gregory Martin, Erica Lorraine Scheidt, and Paul Fukui at Wordstock in Portland, OR|
|| Briefly Knocked Unconscious by a Low Flying Duck: Stories from 2nd Story Book Tour at Wordstock in Portland, OR|
||7 p, doors
||"Up,Up & Away: Stories of Busting Out" 2nd Story, Brasserie 54, 5420 N. Clark, Chicago, IL.|
It's a redux of the 2nd Story season opener!
||7 p, doors
||"Up,Up & Away: Stories of Busting Out" 2nd Story, Webster's Wine Bar, 1480 W. Websters, Chicago, IL.|
It's the 2nd Story season opener!
||9 p, doors
||Windy City Story Slam Semi-Finals, Urban Arts Society, 600 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL.|
I'll be competing against Cara Brigandi of Grown Folks Stories, Scott Whitehair of This Much is True Storytelling, Shannon Cason of Moth Chicago, Luis Perez of Vocalo FM’s Stories and Music, Jacob Knabb of Another Chicago Magazine, Jesse Jordan of RUI, Jeff Kerr of Criminal Class Press, and several more. Out of 15 semi-finalists only 5 will advance to the All-City Championships where they will share the stage with new Chicagoan Irvine Welsh author of Trainspotting and Skagboys at the Viaduct Theatre May 26th. The audience will decide who advances to the big stage -- so come out and howl for me!
||7 p, doors
||2nd Story: "Breaking Through", Underground Wonderbar, 710 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL.|
See us in Lonie Walker's gorgeous and comfortable venue. Stories by JC Aevaliotis, Bobby Biedrzycki (he's doing my favorite, the New York Jazz story!), Deb R. Lewis, and Earl McLaurin
||9 p, doors
||2nd Story: New Years, Morseland, 1218 W. Morse Ave., Chicago, IL.||11/13-14
||7 p, doors
||2nd Story: A Cold Day in Hell: Stories of Hatred and Forgiveness , Webster's Wine Bar, 1480 W. Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL.
“We say that forgiveness is divine, but what about those we can’t forgive? Join 2nd Story this November as our tellers share stories of hating and being hated, of forgiving and being forgiven. From a young woman’s imaginary internet feud with a local celebrity, to man’s struggle to be at peace with the life and death of his alcoholic father, our tellers will guide you on a journey through the instinct to hate, and the challenge to forgive.”
I'll be reading with Ian Belknap, Brandon Will, and Earl McLaurin.
||Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast reading at Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
||Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast reading at A Room of One's Own, 307 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI. 608-257-7888
||2nd Story: The Wonder Years: Stories of Growing Up , In Fine Spirits, 5420 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL.
”"As kids we are constantly confronted with the challenges of growing up, but do these challenges ever really stop? Join 2nd Story this September as we head to In Fine Spirits in Andersonville for a very special performance exploring the challenges of becoming an adult. From a young man’s discovery of music with “dangerous lyrics,” to a divorcee’s attempt at a one night stand, we bring you stories dealing with the never ending challenge of growing up."
I'll be performing with Eileen Dougherty, Andrew Reilly, and Jessica Young.
||7 p (8:30 p on Friday)
||15th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival , Heartland Studio Theatre (aka BOHO),
7016 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL. I'll be performing Ferocious Love alongside Kelli Strickland's We've Got a Badge for That
The overall festival runs from July 21-August 7. Most events are $10, but there are Festival Passes available for $30, good for all shows except for the event on August 7, which runs $20. The link above leads to further details.
I'd like also to especially plug the shows by Kim Morris, Julie Ganey, and Matt Miller.
||"Can You See Me?" -- 2nd Story at the Morseland , Morseland, 1218 W. Morse, Chicago, IL.
Come see my directorial premiere! Storytellers: Bobby Biedryzcki and Khanisha Foster. Sound design: Mikhail Fiksel Curation: Deb R. Lewis