The best storytelling venues in Chicago

It's a long time away until the next Listen to Your Mother in 2016, so in the meantime, if you are itching to hear a few good stories or tell one of your own this summer, here is a list of some of the best storytelling venues around the Chicago area.

The Moth Chicago StorySLAM
DELUSIONS
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Martyrs', 3855 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL
6:00 p.m. doors open/ 8:00 p.m. stories begin

CHEMISTRY
Monday, June 8, 2015
Haymarket Pub and Brewery, 737 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL
5:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin

BACKFIRED
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Martyrs', 3855 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL
6:00 p.m. doors open/ 8:00 p.m. stories begin

BALANCE
Monday, July 13, 2015
Haymarket Pub and Brewery, 737 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL
5:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin

Chicago GrandSLAM Championship
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Park West, 322 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL
6:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin

CHILDLIKE
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Martyrs', 3855 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL
6:00 p.m. doors open/ 8:00 p.m. stories begin

WEDDINGS
Monday, August 10, 2015
Haymarket Pub and Brewery, 737 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL
5:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin

THE FAST LANE
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Martyrs', 3855 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL
6:00 p.m. doors open/ 8:00 p.m. stories begin

2nd Story
Into the Light: Stories of Secrets and Searching
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue West, Chicago, IL
7:00 p.m. doors open/8:00 p.m. stories begin

Story Sessions
THREADS
Saturday, May 30, 2015
City Winery Chicago, 1200 West Randolph, Chicago, IL
10:30 a.m. doors open/12:00 p.m. stories begin

Essay Fiesta
The third Monday of the month
The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL
7:00 p.m.

Sunday Morning Stories
Every Sunday morning at The Second City Training Center
Donny's Skybox Theatre, 1616 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

This Much Is True
2nd Tuesday of every month
Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL
7:00 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin

Story Lab Chicago
Third Wednesday of every month
The Black Rock Pub & Kitchen, 3614 North Damen, Chicago, IL
6:30 p.m. doors open/7:30 p.m. stories begin

Please feel free to add others that I may have missed in the comments below!

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