“Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.” – Oscar Wilde

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Study Break! POV Shorts on PBS

Study Break! POV Shorts on PBS

If you’re feeling low over the approaching final papers and tests (the curse of a quarter system college), or if you’re looking for some inspiration, why don’t you take a short break and live someone else’s life for a few minutes? Check out the POV short films on PBS.

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POV is an ongoing PBS series of diverse documentaries. About fifteen are premiered each year on TV, but what I’m most interested…

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Reinventing Radio - An Evening with Ira Glass

Reinventing Radio – An Evening with Ira Glass

“I’m at the University of Chicago and my fly is open, this is like a bad dream!”

As you hopefully know from our previous posts, this past weekend UChicago was home to the Studs Terkel Festival, celebrating the life of one of our city’s greatest story collectors. To pay tribute to this iconic man and to celebrate his legacy, yet another Chicago radioman and story connoisseur came to speak – the…

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Studs Terkel Festival

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The Studs Terkel festival starts tomorrow, and everyday of the festival is packed with fascinating events that highlight the life of Studs Terkel. At the festival there is music, documentaries, and live art events. All the events at the festival are free. Trust me, any one of these events will be worth going to. Below is a list of the top three events, which I am excited to go see.

1. Late…

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Buried in Bughouse Square: A Studs Terkel Circus

Buried in Bughouse Square: A Studs Terkel Circus

Photo credit Caleb Condit, from University Theater's Facebook

Photo credit Caleb Condit. From University Theater’s Facebook

The Let’s Get Working festival in honor of the life and work of Studs Terkel is not for another week, but the festivities have already started with Buried in Bughouse Square: A Studs Terkel Circus, which opened Thursday May 1st. You just can’t have a proper celebration without dancing, singing, cartwheels, standing on people, and…

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CIMMFEST 2014

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May 1st-May 4th The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival is happening. The CIMMfest is the opportunity for you to immerse yourself in culture, music, and movies. The festival started six years ago and premieres documentaries and promotes music by new and old artists. Some of the events are free, while the others cost $10. If after looking through the catalogue you find yourself wanting…

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Run Away from Rainy Days

Run Away from Rainy Days

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The rainy days are nigh, but don’t let that damper your spring disposition. One place to take refuge is the Art Institute of Chicago. At the museum, there are always ongoing exhibits that will force open your eyes to the different manners of telling a story. From March 1st to June 1st, the Dayanita Singh exhibit is open to the public. At first she started her career as a photojournalist, but…

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Curbside Splendor’s Annual Pop-Up Book Fair

Curbside Splendor’s Annual Pop-Up Book Fair

Contrary to general expectations, the Pop-Up Book Fair is not a fair dedicated to pop-up books, though there were one or two. On Saturday, April 12th, the Ernest Hemingway Museum in Oak Park hosted the annual Pop-Up Book Fair, sponsored by Curbside Splendor, the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, 826CHI, and the Oak Park Public Library (and their book discussion group Genre X). Independent publishers,…

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Recommendations for Memoirs

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Spring is finally on its way. If you are looking for a way to start the season, check out the list of memoirs below. By reading any of these memoirs, you are immersing yourself in the authors’ lives. Their stories are so fascinating and entangling that you will find yourself connected with them for years to come. Trust me, pick a memoir and read it.

It’s the best way to start spring!

  1. Zelda: A…

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Memoryhouse’s Spring 2014 Storytelling Workshop!

Memoryhouse’s Spring 2014 Storytelling Workshop!

Hello everyone!

Our workshop series for this quarter will be focusing on narrative storytelling! Learn effective ways to tell your story with us as we workshop our writing, discuss various performance styles, and finally, perform our pieces. There is a more detailed schedule on the application.

If this sounds interesting to you, please fill out the short 1-page application and email it to…

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