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Formerly Theatre Building Chicago 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
773-327-5252
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In our tell-all age of blogs, podcasts, YouTube—literary monologues and daytime television, even—everyone and anyone thinks they have a story worth sharing. But is that true? How do you take a good story and figure out which parts are worth telling? Or tease a good story from an idea that, at first glance, may not seem especially compelling? Gwen Macsai, host of Chicago Public Radio’s Re:sound, and Neil Sandell, senior producer of the CBC’s Outfront, will swap examples of memoir-style storytelling at its best—and pull back the curtain on how it works when it works.

Gwen Macsai

Award-winning writer, producer, and humorist Gwen Macsai hosts Re:sound, the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s weekly program showcasing documentaries from around the world. Her work has aired on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Saturday. Gwen created the sitcom What About Joan?, which starred Joan Cusack, and she’s author of Lipshtick, a collection of humorous essays.

Neil Sandell

Former playwright, teacher, and professional photographer Neil Sandell is senior producer of Outfront, the CBC’s internationally-acclaimed and mold-breaking series of personal stories. Each installment is 15 minutes of storytelling, experimental audio, and new ways of making radio.