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Events Mon Sep 23 2013

You're Welcome, Chicago @ morseL

1235370_10152171058654972_661125686_n.jpgOn Tuesday, September 24 at 7:30pm the newest edition of a new-ish Live Lit show will hit the stage at morseL, 1406 W. Morse Ave. You're Welcome, Chicago showcases the importance of personal voice in storytelling with an ingenious premise: each piece has to begin with the same first sentence, but the storyteller is free to take the opening in surprising and unprecedented directions.

Hosted by Amy Sumpter, this month's performers--Kendra Stevens, Maggie Jenkins, Mary Pat Bohan, Kristin Clifford, and Kim Morris-- will offer five unique, first-person stories that begin with "The door closed, and then the window opened." morseL will have $5 burgers and martini specials, which you can gorge on guilt-free since a portion of the proceeds from food and drink will go to the Alzheimer's Association. There is also a $5 suggested donation at the door. As a special treat, the ladies of You're Welcome, Chicago will draw next month's first sentence from audience suggestions AND the name of an audience member who'll be invited to participate in the October 22 show.

Photo courtesy of You're Welcome, Chicago's Facebook Event page.

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