Skokie Bike Network: Inaugural “Tales from the Trails” Storytelling Event

July 9, 2023 @ 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Sketchbook Taproom & Brewery
4901 Main St
Skokie, IL 60077

Skokie Bike Network: “Tales from the Trails”

Everyone has a story to tell and we want you to share it with us live at our inaugural Tales from the Trails storytelling event.

When: July 9th from 12:30 – 2:00 PM

Where: Sketchbook Taproom & Brewery in Skokie. 4901 Main St., Skokie.

What: Original stories from your friends and neighbors about the lives we live while riding our bikes.

Who: Anyone who is interested in sharing a story is welcome to submit one in writing or through an audio/video recording. Please see the details below

Anyone who wants to attend and listen is welcome to come to Sketchbook July 9th and enjoy the stories and share the fun.

How to submit a story:

All storytellers are invited to submit a story in writing or an audio or video recording of their presentation by May 22, 2023. We will be reviewing the stories and selecting approximately eight stories to be read – depending on the length. Stories can be submitted by e-mail to sk***********@gm***.com, or through this Google form. Attachments can be formatted in Word, Libre Office Text, or PDFs. Audio and video files can be submitted in standard audio and video format. Your may also share a link to a Google doc or One Drive. If we have problems reading your file, we can get back to you. If you have any technical questions on the submission of your story, ask us – we’d be glad to help.

Story Specs:

  • Stories should be no more than eight minutes – (approximately 1300 words)
  • Original content based on personal experience
  • Bike themed
  • Family friendly – PG-13
  • All adults are free to present a story. Minors are welcome to share stories – but must have permission from their parents/guardians to present and be recorded.
  • You do not need to be a Skokie resident or member of the Skokie Bike Network, or even a cyclist for that matter, to present or attend the event. This is an open invitation to the entire community.

Dates timeline:

  • Stories should be submitted by May 22, 2023
  • Stories to be read will be selected by June 9, 2023
  • Story time – July 9, 2023

Other Details:

  • The Skokie Bike Network will be publicizing the event and the storytellers in the weeks prior to the event and we may ask storytellers to share “fun facts” about their biking experiences as part of the publicity.
  • There will be an audio recording of the event – perhaps also video depending on our technical acumen.
  • Stories and content will remain the property of the storytellers – Skokie Bike Network will retain the right to post the audio recordings on our Web site and social media platforms.
  • The public is invited free of charge and we will not be collecting any remuneration from the event or stories afterward and there is no financial compensation for presenting your story.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Sketchbook July 9th.

Be well, live well, ride on!

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