Story Club Magazine
Storytelling shows, also known as “live lit,” are one of the most exciting developments in the literary arts in recent memory. Chicago-based Story Club, a leading storytelling showcase that operates four shows in three separate cities, is pleased to announce the launch of Story Club Magazine, the first-ever literary journal for literary performance.
“The live lit community is filled with such incredible talent,” said Dana Norris, editor-in-chief of Story Club Magazine and the founder of Story Club. “We wanted to develop an online community where excellent work could be given the international platform it deserves.”
Published quarterly, Story Club Magazine features visceral nonfiction that has first been performed in front of a live audience. The site utilizes print, audio, and video to capture the magic of a live reading and transmit it to readers around the world. The inaugural issue features pieces from Pulitzer Prize nominee Marya Horbacher, critically acclaimed author Samantha Irby and award-winning slam poet J.W. Basilo. In addition, the site also sports a Story of the Week feature where it posts a new contributed story each Wednesday.
“Storytelling has come out from under the radar over the past several years,” Norris said. “In fact, I’d say it’s flourishing. From sold-out performances by famous authors like David Sedaris to high-profile national shows like The Moth, it is clear that there is a great appetite for this type of work. Story Club Magazine looks to fulfill that demand.”