Loading Events

Storytelling Workshop with Archy Jamjun Sunday, March 27

  • This event has passed.

Storytelling Workshop with Archy Jamjun Part of the storytelling workshop

  • Date: March 27
  • Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Price: $129
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045



Storytelling has exploded over the last several years, with showcases, slams, podcasts and zooms. People from all walks of life are taking the stage to share their stories. It’s both a way to entertain and delve into our own lives. In the workplace, companies are beginning to understand the power of story in both defining themselves and communication.

This workshop is open to all experience levels, and everyone from the beginner to the seasoned storyteller will benefit from this fun, work-on-your-feet approach to discovering and developing your own unique voice and material. We will start with the components of a strong story, analyze examples, and generate our own stories in the class. Please bring pen and paper.


And…if you are interested in telling your story live at our Stand & Deliver event, please scroll down to learn more about how you can put this craft to work!

This workshop runs on Sunday, March 27 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Archy Jamjun is the curator of Outspoken! LBGTQ Stories at Sidetrack. He is also a two-time winner of the Moth Grand Slam. His stories have been featured on The Risk! Podcast, Story Jam, and as a featured teller at the National Storytelling Network Conference. His writing has been published by The Rhumpus, The Coachella Review, and Barrel House. He teaches storytelling for Pride Action Tank and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Roosevelt University and is a graduate of Second City’s writing program.  

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

By purchasing a ticket to an event at Gorton, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and/or I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending or participating in a program, event or activity and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Gorton may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Gorton employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my or my child(ren)’s attendance at Gorton or participation in a Gorton program, event or activity (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Gorton, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any program, event or activity that took place at Gorton.

Artists, dates, times, prices and fees are subject to change.