We know you’re still groggy from a winters hibernation, but this awesome lineup will be at The Book Cellar tonight at 7pm, ready to rouse you from your stupor!
Katie Dow is a preschool teacher who has always really loved stories- reading them and writing them, telling them and listening to them. She has told stories at Story Club, Story Lab, This Much is True, You’re Being Ridiculous, and Sidesplitter. She grew up in Minnesota but, aside from random stints backpacking the world, has spent her adult life in Chicago. Most of her free time is spent with her 3 pound Chihuahua, Mrs. Fezziwig. They’re usually drinking wine and watching British reality TV.
Carly Ballerini is a traveling comedian from Chicago. She has performed at festivals and clubs around the country including Comedy on State and Laugh Factory. She is a contributing writer at Cards Against Humanity and is set to star in an indie series in 2019. She’s great at sleeping in her car and she has a cute-ass dog.
John Hahm is a relative newcomer to the storytelling community. He recently retired from Northside College Preparatory High School, where he taught English, coached the Academic Decathlon Team, and led educational tours of the UK and EU during spring breaks. He is eternally grateful to Sheri Reda, Ellen Blum, Jill Howe, Scott Whitehair and other virtuoso writers and storytellers who opened the world of storytelling to him. They have taught him so much. Much more, they have given him the community of writers he has so wanted so long! Most recently, John has performed his stories at First Person Personal, The Asian Diaspora, and Mrs. Murphy’s Irish Pub.
Megan Kirby has been published in Jezebel, The Chicago Tribune, BUST, Bitch Magazine, and more. She co-hosts the storytelling and zine-making show Meanwhile at Delilah’s and self-publishes a bunch of zines.
Paul Whitehouse is a storyteller, teacher, and actor. He currently teaches musical theatre in CPS with Goodman Theatre and Disney Theatricals. You can currently see him as a carpet salesperson in an Empire Carpet commercial and most Fridays and Saturdays performing Batsu, an improvised Japanese game show.