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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

 

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:

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:

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. 

 

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:

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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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.

 

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.

Terri Ryburn
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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.

Chris Terven
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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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