Originally told at Miss Spoken on August 30, 2017. You can read the full text of Jasmine’s story here. Jasmine Davila has read in venues small and medium sized for shows such as Funny Ha Ha, Feminist Happy Hour, Tuesday Funk, 20×2, and Essay Fiesta. She tweets, tumbls, and instagrams as @jasmined.
Théodore Pavlich is a Cleveland-based writer and theatre artist. He hopes to hear and tell as many stories as possible in his time on this earth, in addition to petting as many dogs as the limits of time, space, and introversion will allow. Most days, you can find him doing one of these three things at the various local coffee shops on the near west side. You can find his writing, fiber arts, and shameless self-promotion at http://www.theodorepavlich.com. If you […]
I bought my mother a vibrator. It’s not what you think. I was 25, so fresh out of college I still had that new B.F.A smell clinging to my clothes. I had recently been dumped by the love-of-my-life-du-jour, a hippie who left me for a woman already four months pregnant with some other redneck’s kid. Classy. I had moved to Seattle to intern with the Seattle Repertory Theatre and found a whole new world of women — intellectual women, activist […]
Ian Whippie hails from the distant land of New Hampshire, which is famous for its trees and alcoholism (it’s all the alcoholic trees). He studied creative writing at Colby-Sawyer College with the ambition of writing fiction, but was told by his Memoir-Writing professor that he was a nonfiction writer, which he took in stride. With deep roots in Improv and College/Community theater and his recent relocation to the far and distant shores of Lake Erie he naturally became involved in […]
LeeAnn Yops (long “O” in that “Yo”) is a Chicago-based stand-up comedian, storyteller and writer originally from Wisconsin. She’s your go-to guide for all thing 80s and 90s related. LeeAnn is the creator of the website BH9021WHOA, the site that’s better than a Mega Burger about everyone’s favorite teen drama zip code. When she’s not busy gushing over Luke Perry, she also runs a monthly storytelling show about music called Appetite for Rock n’ Roll Storytelling. You can catch Appetite […]
Chloe Riley is a journalist, skeptic, and bullshit fighter, depending on the day. She writes about death and old magazines in a blog called Pimp to the Mouthbreathers and she’s also written for The Guardian, the Chicago Reader and Huffington Post. She writes about criminal justice, politics, and theater, and she eats oatmeal even though it deeply pains her to do so.
1. The Antidepressants Early into loving uhhhh, fuck him, I’m just going to call him The Unlovable Man, he says Why are you so sad today? — you’ve got me and everything we need right now. How can I tell him that when he is a polite little spoon curled up beside me that I am thinking I want my absence more than I want his presence? We curl our hands together and I think of his body an anchor, […]
We took some time off this summer to find ourselves. No mountain climbing in Nepal, but we are changing Story Club Magazine’s format. Live storytelling is electric, and immersive, and visceral, and we want Story Club Magazine to reflect that. Starting on October 4, we will publish audio and video stories so you, at home, can experience what it’s like to be in the room where it happens. What does that mean? We’ll publish a new audio/video story every Wednesday, […]
During my last few years of undergrad, I worked as a supervisor at a Chicago Tribune distribution warehouse in the southwest suburbs. The job was seven nights a week, in the middle of the night. It was an exhausting routine. Thankfully, I worked with some fun and interesting people, which brought a touch of joy and humor to the nightly grind. The nature of the job had us standing at workstations for at least a few hours a night as […]