JH Palmer is a Chicago based writer and performer. From 2012-2017 she produced the live lit show That’s All She Wrote, and she has performed at numerous storytelling and live lit events, including The Moth, 2nd Story, Story Club, Write Club, and You’re Being Ridiculous. Her work has appeared in The Toast, Story Club Magazine, Thread, and Chicago Story Press. She earned an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago.
SONG: Stand Back by Stevie Nicks
Erica Nicole Clark
Erica Nicole Clark has performed at the TBS Just For Laughs Festival, has been a regular on the Morning Riot on WGCI, a former Improv Olympic member ,and the 2014 winner of The Moth’s Grand Slam. She can be seen performing in colleges and clubs all over the country.
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Archy Jamjun is a writer and storyteller in Chicago. He was recently crowned Chicago's Biggest Liar and is a Moth StorySlam winner. He has, seemingly forever, been working on a collection of short stories and even while writing this bio, he is promising himself that he'll get it done this year! If you should see him out procrastinating in Boystown fawning over drag queens or falling asleep at the beach, make sure to check-in on his progress.
SONG: All the Man I Need by Whitney Houston
Pamela Maurer aka Baby Money
Pamela Maurer – need bio Pamela Maurer (aka Baby Money) is a Chicago based songwriter hailing from Durango, Colorado, where she grew up playing piano and singing in the choir at her small town church. She relocated to Chicago in 2003 to pursue a life in the arts, and after graduating from the CCPA at Roosevelt University with a degree in theatre, she took her show on the roadperforming as an actor and designing scenery for local storefront theatres, slinging washboard for the Barehand Jug Band and Poor Elvis, and eventually starting her own project: Baby Money.
In 2014, she released her first album of original songs, In Memory of John Doe, which was greatl inspired by 1960s girlgroups, soul, old time revival, gospel, and traditional rhythm ‘n’ blues. Baby Money loves your face. Just sayin.
SONG: Let it Be by The Beatles
Ben Kessell – Ben Kessell is a man knowledgeable in the fields of Warhammer, and post-metal. He has been featured on the lineups for I Shit You Not, a local reading event about bodily functions. When not fostering his Internet Spaceship riches (currently sitting at 5 Billion ISK), he's at home enjoying the WWE Network with his wife and an excitable dog named Xander.
Laura Caldwell, a former trial lawyer, is currently a professor and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is the author of 14 novels, including Burning the Map, The Rome Affair and the award-winning Izzy McNeil series. Her new novel, The Dog Park, will be released in 2014.
She is also the author of the nonfiction book, Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him, based upon her work on a Chicago murder trial. She is the founder of Life After Innocence, which helps innocent people begin their lives again after being wrongfully imprisoned. To learn more, please visit www.lauracaldwell.com.
SONG: 40 Dogs (like Romeo and Juliet) by Bob Schneider
Kyle Whelliston is originally from New York City and moved to Chicago in 2010. He's written three books and co-wrote two biographies, and formerly covered sports for ESPN.com, Basketball Times, and Nate Silver's Prospectus. He was one of the original DJs at KWVA (University of Oregon) in the 1990s.
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