Margeaux Temeltas

Margeaux Temeltas writes poetry and tells stories. She has been a teacher for more than 12 years, and loves cultivating the writing life in her students. Margeaux taught high school on Chicago’s west side for 7 years, where she coached her school’s Louder Than A Bomb slam poetry team. She currently teaches first-generation college students […]

Colleen Balda

Colleen is a transplant to Chicago and has been enjoying this beautiful city with her dog Fiction for the past 5 years. She works in technology for corporate America during the day to pay the bills but enjoys a wide variety of activities outside of work. Most recently Colleen completed stand-up classes from The Kate’s […]

Paula Friedrich

Paula Friedrich is a digital producer at WBEZ and a fan of souvenir sweatshirts and pineapple pizza. She also runs a monthly postcard exchange.

Shanna Moore

Shanna Rene’ is a 40 year old writer and storyteller, with a background in music and acting. Born and raised in Chicago, she received awards throughout high school for writing. She has also spent three years at Columbia College majoring in Fiction Writing and a minor in Theatre. She wrote and directed a stage play […]

Kendra Stevens

Kendra Stevens is a Chicago-based writer, Live Lit performer, comic, rapper and obsessed pet owner. She is a co-producer of the monthly show, Serving the Sentence, is an original member of the kates, a Write Club victor, and has also been featured at Story Club, Essay Fiesta, Story Sessions and Guts and Glory (RIP), among others. She is also one-fourth of […]

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 […]