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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 WGLT's Sound Ideas.

Amidst the everyday details of our life, there are stories. Next to Normal lies the extraordinary.

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 spring training in Arizona.

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

Mar 3, 2020

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

Mar 3, 2020

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 Buchmann's Animal Tale

Mar 3, 2020

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 Buchmann 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

Mar 3, 2020

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

Mar 3, 2020

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

Mar 3, 2020

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

Feb 7, 2020

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:

 

Story Slam: Todd Wineburner's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

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:

Story Slam: Laurie Bergner's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

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. 
 

Laurie Bergner was one of the storytellers:

Story Slam: John Poling's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

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.

John Poling was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Feb. 28. The theme is Animal Tales. 

 

Story Slam: Dave Hirst's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

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. 
 

Dave Hirst was one of the storytellers:

 

Story Slam: Dan Woodman's Aha Moment Story

Feb 7, 2020

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. 


Dan Woodman was one of the storytellers:

 

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Heidi Bowman was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Peg Kirk's Taking Care of Business Story

Dec 3, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Peg Kirk was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Dave Ihlenfeldt was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Lynda Straw was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Kathleen Kirk was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "Taking Care of Business" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Nov. 22 at the McLean County Arts Center.

Dave Krostal was one of the storytellers:

The next Story Slam is Jan. 17.

 You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Kevin Wickart's Para-Normal Story

Nov 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. Kevin Wickart was one of the storytellers: 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: David Hirst's Para-Normal Story

Nov 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. David Hirst was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: John Bowen's Para-Normal Story

Nov 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. John Bowen was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Sandi Zielinski's Para-Normal Story

Nov 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. Sandi Zielinski was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Scott Myers' Para-Normal Story

Nov 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center. Scott Myers was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Susan Ryder's Para-Normal Story

Nov 1, 2019

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "para-Normal" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Oct. 25 at the McLean County Arts Center.  Susan Ryder was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

 

Story Slam: Pete Guither's Oops Moment

Sep 24, 2019
Megan McGowan / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "oops" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Sept. 20 at the McLean County Arts Center. Pete Guither was one of the storytellers: 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

 

Story Slam: Len Childers' Oops Moment

Sep 24, 2019
Megan McGowan / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "oops" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Sept. 20 at the McLean County Arts Center. Len Childers was one of the storytellers:

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Terri Ryburn's Oops Moment

Sep 24, 2019
Terri Ryburn
Megan McGowan / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "oops" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Sept. 20 at the McLean County Arts Center.  Terri Ryburn was one of the storytellers: 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

Story Slam: Chris Terven's Oops Moment

Sep 24, 2019
Chris Terven
Megan McGowan / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal community members shared their "oops" stories during the latest Next to Normal Story Slam on Sept. 20 at the McLean County Arts Center. Chris Terven was one of the storytellers: 

You can hear more segments from Next to Normal Story Slams by subscribing to our podcast.

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