Rebecca Anderson
Rev Rebecca Anderson (church planter, Gilead Chicago) is ordained in The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She has a MDiv from the University of Chicago and a BA in Playwrighting from Hampshire College. A believer in the power of the spoken word, Rebecca’s been on Snap Judgment (radio) and The Broad Experience (podcast). As a comic, she was featured in The Boston Globe and The Christian Century. In Chicago, Rebecca has worked with story-telling companies like 2nd Story, The Moth, This Much is True, and Do Not Submit. Rebecca has developed and teaches workshops designed to introduce the craft of storytelling, foster interpersonal connection, and develop the ability of individuals to interpret stories and other texts, including Scripture. These workshops have also happened in nonprofits like Interfaith Youth Core, and Family Matters (a Chicago after-school program). She has worked to create live performance events in her own congregation, with the Glencoe Interfaith Clergy Association, and for regional and national Disciples gatherings.

Story Telling Workshop

You know a great story when you hear it – but what makes it work? In these 90 minutes, come get an intro to the craft of storytelling, strengthen your style, and use structure intentionally and creatively for maximum impact. Offer and receive the kind of feedback that makes everyone’s stories better.

Wild Goose Story Slam
A fan of The Moth? This is gonna be your jam. Come and put your name in the hat to be one of 10 storytellers – or just come and listen to true stories, crafted for impact, humor, and connection. Our theme for the night is From Shit to Shine: Stories of Redemption. Hosted by Mark Longhurst and Rebecca Anderson.

Finishing touches

Been working on a story at a workshop or on your own? Come get some feedback and tweaking designed to boost your confidence and get you ready to put your name in the hat at the evening story slam.