don't miss our signature event of the year!
story slam: Farther Foundation’s Annual Benefit and Celebration
Thursday, oct. 11th, 7:00–10:00pm
Hear stories of discovery, adventure and mishap told by consummate storytellers.
Enjoy food, drink and the company of friends.
Win fun and exciting raffle prizes.
Support our hard-working and deserving students.
Tickets start at $50 and include admission, food and entertainment. Purchase tickets below or contact us at (708)497-7240 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Our host and featured storytellers
Matt Baron - host
Matt is a self-described “recovering journalist.” He reported for the Chicago Tribune, Time, USA Today, and Sports Illustrated for Kids. Along the way, he developed a mathematical literacy training program for journalists and a baseball statistic (the Home Run Power Ratio). He is the principal of Inside Edge: Public Relations & Media Services.
Val is a graduate of Austin High School. After a brief stint in banking, she found her way into the record industry. This led to running a small record store that grew into a five-store chain called NMC Discount Records. When NMC closed, Val kept the Oak Park flagship location and it was there that VAL’S HALLA RECORDS was born.
Dag has founded and/or played with bands including The Slugs, Poi Dog Pondering,The Greenwoods, Expo'76 and Sunshine Boys. He has also worked, played and performed with Steve Dahl.
Isaiah is the Oak Park Education Foundation’s Spoken Word Coordinator, Spoken Word Teaching Artist at Percy
Julian Middle School and an Arts Education panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts. ISAIAH MĀKAR LLC provides spoken word professional development workshops for employees to learn how to apply creative
communication mechanics from poetry to cultivate an engaging workplace environment.
Britt is a writer, essayist, and storyteller with work featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, ELLE, and others. She currently pens a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune and contributes monthly to Chicago Magazine. She’s working on a collection of essays about overcoming trauma.
Nancy is the Executive Director of the Evanston Work Ethic Program, and former College Counselor for LINK Unlimited and Chicago Scholars. She has been a high school English instructor and a marketing professional for Boca Burger, Inc., Kraft Foods, and Arthur Andersen. She enjoys being a mentor, writing and performing short stories at Here:Say in Traverse City, Michgan, travel, and putting a pastry chef certification to use for family and friends.