Next to Normal Story Slam Next to Normal Story Slam is a monthly storytelling event held at the McLean County Arts Center. People tell personal stories that revolve around a chosen theme. It is an opportunity to listen, connect and share. Segments are periodically shared on GLT's Sound Ideas.
Next to Normal Story Slam

Next to Normal Story Slam

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Next to Normal Story Slam is a monthly storytelling event held at the McLean County Arts Center. People tell personal stories that revolve around a chosen theme. It is an opportunity to listen, connect and share. Segments are periodically shared on GLT's Sound Ideas.

Most Recent Episodes

Story Slam's Voices of the Pandemic: Camille Taylor

Now, another first-person story from the Next To Normal Story Slam and its special audio series, "Voices From the Pandemic." Today we hear from Bloomington-Normal community leader and social justice advocate Camille Taylor. Taylor got hit with a bug in late February — the sickest she's ever felt. And that was a problem because she lives with her 94-year-old mother. Unfortunately, her mother got sick too. By mid-March, Camille was feeling better, and she and her husband were off to see Cubs

Story Slam's Voices of the Pandemic: Jeff Woodward

Listen to the first episode of a new audio series from the folks at the Next To Normal Story Slam, called "Voices From The Pandemic." This story comes from Jeff Woodard, who works at the McLean County Museum of History and serves on the Western Avenue Community Center board. Find more stories like this by subscribing to our Next To Normal Story Slam podcast.

Story Slam: Joe Strupek's Animal Tale

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center. Joe Strupek was one of the storytellers: The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is "Luck." You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast .

Story Slam: Bob Ryder's Animal Tale

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center. Bob Ryder was one of the storytellers: The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is "Luck." You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast .

Story Slam: Sarah Buckmann's Animal Tale

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center. Sarah Buckmann was one of the storytellers: The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is "Luck." You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast .

Story Slam: Cathy Sutliff's Animal Tale

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center. Cathy Sutliff was one of the storytellers: The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is "Luck." You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast .

Story Slam: Heidi Bowman's Animal Tale

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center. Heidi Bowman was one of the storytellers: The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is "Luck." You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast .

Story Slam: Susan Ryder's Animal Tale

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their Animal Tales during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Feb. 28 at the McLean County Arts Center. Susan Ryder was one of the storytellers: The next Story Slam is March 21. The theme is "Luck." You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast .

Story Slam: Connie Blick's Aha Moment Story

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Aha Moment" or "Eureka!" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Jan. 24 at the McLean County Arts Center. Connie Blick was one of the storytellers: The next Story Slam is Feb. 28. The theme is Animal Tales. You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast .

Story Slam: Todd Wineburner's Aha Moment Story

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Aha Moment" or "Eureka!" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Jan. 24 at the McLean County Arts Center. Todd Wineburner was one of the storytellers: The next Story Slam is Feb. 28. The theme is Animal Tales. You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast .