StoryBall Fundraiser

The Stories Matter Foundation Board of Directors invites you to celebrate:
2022 StoryBall: A Tell-Tale Heart
In-Person at Ravenswood Event Center
Friday, May 13, 2022
7:00 – 10:00 pm 

Join StoryStudio Chicago Artistic Director Rebecca Makkai and Executive Director Jessica Keller, along with staff, core faculty members, and Chicago’s finest authors for an evening of cocktails, food, and fun to honor our city’s literary arts.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! OUR TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT FOR THIS EVENT! Silent Auction is still open, as are donation links.

Guests will enjoy: 

Open Bar 
Heavy Appetizers
Dessert Table 
Live Music
Battle of the Genres
StoryStudio Instructor Awards
And more! 

Dress is cocktail attire with our Tell-Tale Heart theme of red and black. 

An Online Auction will be open to the public starting May 6th.

All donations from the evening will go to support the Stories Matter Foundation. Stories Matter Foundation is the parent organization of StoryStudio Chicago, the Chicago Review of Books, and Chicago Stories Project. We build communities of storytellers trained to question, explore, celebrate, and change their worlds using the power of story.

Covid-19 Precautions: All staff and guests are required to show proof of vaccination to attend the 2022 StoryBall.

$150: The Beating Heart

Tickets to our in-person fundraising event will include entry to the StoryBall Cocktail Party. This includes Open Bar (beer, wine, signature cocktail), Heavy Appetizers, Dessert Table.

$1,200 Table: The Black Cat

  • Personal table for 8 people (includes 8 General tickets to StoryBall)
  • Signed books by StoryStudio authors
  • Tell-Tale Heart surprises for all 8 guests
  • Champagne at your table 
  • Logo or name on program

$2,500 Table: The Raven

  • Personal table for 8 people (includes 8 General tickets to StoryBall)
  • Tell-Tale Heart Surprises for all 8 guests
  • Champagne at your table
  • Signed books by StoryStudio authors 
  • Formally recognized at the event.
  • Logo or name on program 
  • Logo or name mentioned on social media, and Chicago Writers Podcast 
  • Logo or name on the StoryStudio website and CHIRB website for one month. 

We’re so thrilled to be back in person in the beautiful space at Ravenswood Event Center. Take a sneak peek at the site, plus a throw back to our last party there in 2019 for the CHIRBy Awards.

Can’t Make it, But Want to Contribute? Make a Donation in Support of Stories Matter Foundation Today