Storyteller//Producer//Writer

Jill Howe is the founder and producer of Story Sessions, a showcase featuring true stories and live music. Jill facilitates her monthly storytelling group Friends with Words for the last seven years, organizes and teaches Story Sessions writing retreats, and presented a Tedx Talk focusing on vulnerability through storytelling. She shares her stories at bars and theaters all around Chicagoland. Also, after recently becoming a resident storyteller at The Field Museum, she develops kid-friendly true stories about beloved animals who need to have their memories dusted off.

Jill has been featured at various events and venues throughout the Chicagoland area; including Newberry Library, Second City, Wilmette Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Mary’s Attic, The Playground Theater, Prop Theater, Lincoln Theater, Lifeline Theatre, the side project theater, Shubas, and 1871 Tech Lab at the Merchandise Mart, among many others. Jill has also been featured on Chicago Public Radio’s “Stories + Music” and presented a Tedx Talk (Naperville) on vulnerability through personal storytelling. She was recently featured at Illinois Storytelling’s showcase for Dominican University.

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