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Storytelling Workshop with The Stoop

  • Hairpin Arts Center 2810 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

Instructor: Lily Be

The Stoop’s workshop teaches is more than a beginners' storytelling course. Requiring a different skill set, you'll gain a better command of story structure and performance.

Learn how to develop the story in your head and tell it without writing it up. Lily will teach you how to organize thoughts as you speak, using key words/concepts as a guide.

The Stoop uses techniques that rooted in communities where oral storytelling preserves its history. This is not the default style of many live-lit and other storytelling shows. Mastering off-book, impromptu storytelling means performing without writing or memorization.

This workshop is part of LATINxARTS a four-week long program at Hairpin Arts Center featuring exclusively latino/a/x artists. September 15th – October 15th features “Eye Level” an art exhibition curated by JGV/WAR featuring installations by Andrea Peralas and Jose Resendiz, as well as free workshops, discussions, and performances. All events are free to the public – and all donations made at the door or online will go to the artists involved!

See the full line-up at!

Earlier Event: October 2
A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks
Later Event: October 3
Student Storytelling Performance