Katie Dow

Katie is a preschool teacher who has been a writer but is now dabbling in storytelling. She has told stories at Story Club, Story Lab, Do Not Submit, 10×9 Chicago, and You’re Being Ridiculous. She grew up in Minnesota but, aside from random stints backpacking the world, has spent her adult life in Chicago. Most of […]

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 […]

Calle Hack

Calle Hack is a producer and copywriter for a toy company during the day and dabbles in freelance writing by night. She has written for satire sites, Reductress and Whiskey Journal, beauty and lifestyle sites, xovain and The Establishment, and journal articles that took her far too long to complete for some other publications. She is a […]

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 […]