Oct 22: Truths As We Speak Them – A Storytelling Open Mic

Please join us at CAMOC for the first gathering of Truths As We Speak Them: A Storytelling Open Mic on Oct 22! This open mic storytelling gathering, hosted by Ada Cheng, is co-sponsored by the Bronzeville Historical Society, Chinese American Museum of Chicago, and People Matter.

The open mic will rotate between Bronzeville and Chinatown neighborhoods. The inaugural event is on Saturday, October 22, at the Chinese Museum of Chicago and our next event is Saturday, November 19, at Bronzeville Historical Society.

We welcome everyone to participate in these two upcoming events and share their stories.

Open mic rules:
– In-person sign up at 1pm.
– Arrive early for seats.
– All open spots are given 7 minutes with a courtesy warning at 6 minutes to perform and can perform more than once if time permits.
– This is a safe space for all regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability.

About the producer and host:
Ada Cheng is a professor-turned storyteller, solo performer, and storytelling producer. She has been featured in storytelling shows and done her two solo performances all over the country. She is the producer and the host of multiple storytelling shows, including Pour One Out: A Monthly Storytelling Series, Am I Man Enough?, Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show, Speaking Truths Series, and This Is America: Truths through My Body.

Her motto: Make your life the best story you tell.

Check out her website here.

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm CT
Venue: Chinese American Museum of Chicago
Address: 238 W 23rd St, Chicago, IL 60616