Where's the Story?
It isn't a WBEZ event.
It does, however, fit all the criteria behind the nature of gathering smart people in a room and sharing food while hearing stories.
The Live Lit scene has exploded (in a tiny, artsy sort of way) in Chicago since The Moth came in four years ago with the StorySlam at Martyrs (host Brian Babylon celebrated his fourth year in that venue just last Tuesday and I will be celebrating my second year hosting The Moth at Haymarket Pub & Brewery on November 11th). Lately, Live Lit nights like StoryClub, WRITE Club and Guts & Glory have been getting a lot of press and audiences hungry for the thrill of seeing live stories in bookstores and bars are growing in number.
None of them, however, invite the hungry audiences to bring food for each other and feed both their bellies as well as their minds. None except Janna Sobel's Here's the Story.