Super Love Recap

On February 7, we celebrated all shades of love at our third annual love-themed show. Kicking off our brunch was award-winning singer/songwriter, James Neary, delivering another astounding performance. Hosts and coproducers Jill Howe and Rachael Smith began the show with … Continue reading 

Super Love is Coming February 7

Super Love is Coming February 7

All we need is love. Let love rule. Love’s in need of love today. Love is the fuel for everything we do, or at least it is for our third annual “love” show! For our February show, appropriately themed “Super … Continue reading 

“All In” Illustrated

“All In” Illustrated

April 29 marked our 2nd anniversary and the perfect time for stories themed, “All In.” And Betsy Frymire, our resident artist, captured the magic of each of these epic tales. Sarah Bunger, “Like any normal person, all I wanted was … Continue reading 

April 29 Show: “All in”

On April 29th, we celebrated our 2nd anniversary with six performers sharing tales on our theme, “All in.” Musical guests, Pat Otto, Mike Church and Rob Anderlik kicked off the show with an hour of bluegrass. We welcomed first-time hosts, … Continue reading 

March 16 Show Recap

March 16 Show Recap

On Sunday March 16, Story Sessions returned to City Winery for stories sharing the theme, “Phoenix Rising”, an exploration of triumph over adversity. Resident band, Dog 1, kicked off the night with an hour of bluegrass. Resident artist Betsy Cypert … Continue reading 

Phoenix Rising Illustrated

Phoenix Rising Illustrated

On Sunday March 16, Story Sessions returned to City Winery for another night of stories. Our resident artist, Betsy Cypert drew each tale as it unfolded. An introduction of the theme by Barrie Cole Dave Stinton, “Get the fuck goin’ … Continue reading 

Stories on canvas

Stories on canvas

On February 16, Erik Sosa-Kibby, national reknown artist, painted his interpretation of the evening’s stories. Barrie Cole: “The candy heart said, ‘Be mine’. These are fairly simple instructions. I wondered, ‘Was he dyslexic?” Jeremy Owens: “It was the black-eyed peas. … Continue reading 

Next show: February 16 “Love is…”

Next show: February 16 “Love is…”

Sunday, February 16: 6-9pm at City Winery Even in record low temps, storytelling in Chicago continues to heat up. Join us at one of the hottest storytelling shows, Story Sessions, for a night of music, stories and art. Appropriately themed … Continue reading 

Little Session on the Prairie: A Recap of our Retreat

Little Session on the Prairie: A Recap of our Retreat

On a snow covered Sunday, we packed up our cars with treats and chairs and hats and blankets and headed to Glencoe for a full day of writing and workshops. Once the fire was lit and the food was unpacked, … Continue reading