Risa McDonell

Risa McDonell is a mom who sits around in over-sized t-shirts scarfing her kid’s Halloween candy and telling herself that researching her genealogy via free online websites counts toward working on her novel.

Carol Moss

Carol is a psychotherapist, singer and storyteller. She has told stories at, “Truth or Lie,” “Tenx9,” “Pour One Out,” “Seven Deadly Sins,” “Serving the Sentence,” “Cabaret on the Lake,” and “This Much is True.” She recently hosted a storytelling night at the Evanston Art Center. She believes that stories help us to make sense of our […]

Emily Belden

Best-selling author Emily Belden is a vivacious writer and speaker who has been chronicled by Michigan Avenue Magazine, The Chicago Sun Times, The Everygirl, and many others. She is repped by famed literary associates Browne & Miller as well as 44 Blue Productions out of Burbank, California, who is adapting her Chicago-based memoir, EIGHTYSIXED, into […]

Emily Witt

The name is Emily, and she is a Chicago-based playwright who proudly hails from the riveting three-stoplight town of Wilburton, OK. At the ripe age of seven, her neighbor told her that she loved to sit in her yard and listen to the manufactured conversations Emily had with her gnome. She has known ever since […]

Jillian Erickson

JILLIAN ERICKSON is a producer, director, writer, performer and pain in the ass… and not necessarily in that order… Jillian explores the themes of identity, compassion and mental health with an intensity and humor that is uniquely her own. Erickson is co-producer of Loose Chicks, and is the co-producer/director of the long running BEAST WOMEN. She […]

Roberta Miles

ROBERTA MILES’ award-winning autobiographical monologues touch on growing up in Chicago in the 70’s and her life’s indiscretions and romantic regrets. Roberta chronicles her quest for mental and physical health with brutally hilarious candor. She has crafted her monologues into the one-woman show, I Want a Banana, and Other Desperate Love Stories, which she has […]