Author Archives: Scott Smith

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.

In the Frunchroom: Lisa Colleen

The next reader for this Thursday’s Frunchroom show is Lisa Colleen. Lisa is a lover of stories. As a mom, grandma, teacher and coach, she has an endless supply of material and seldom makes it through one story without interrupting … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Jessica Scheller

Next up for this month’s Frunchroom show is Jessica Scheller. Jessica Scheller is the proud mother of 8-year-old twins Charlotte & Grayson, the dedicated wife of Adam Wiers, and the reluctant owner of a golden retriever named Dave. She and … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Ada Cheng

It’s time to get to know the readers for our next show this Thursday at Beverly Arts Center. First up is Ada Cheng. Ada is a professor-turned-storyteller, solo performer, and storytelling show producer. She has been featured at storytelling shows … Continue reading

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The Frunchroom, Vol. XX: Twenty to start 2020 edition

Did the organizers of The Frunchroom intend to start 2020 with its 20th show? Nope. But as luck and the calendar would have it, that’s exactly what happened with five new storytellers to warm up your winter. The Beverly Area … Continue reading

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Podcast: Vol. 9, The 2nd Anniversary Shows; Parts I and II (plus show notes)

Subscribe to The Frunchroom podcast in iTunes here It’s the next two episodes of The Frunchroom podcast…18 months later. You can listen to the podcast for an explanation of why it’s been so long. Together they make up Volume 9 … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about The Frunchroom, Vol. 19

Another Art Walk Week is upon us and with it comes a Tuesday Frunchroom – on September 17th. We’re also welcoming Bookie’s back for some pre-and-post-show book sales. They’ll be selling copies of The Chicago Neighborhood Guidebook and other books … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Evelyn Venegas

Evelyn Venegas Cuzco, is the Family Support Network Coordinator at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). In her current role, Ms. Venegas oversees the family support network hotline and conducts training and presentations about current immigration issues and … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Lee Bey

Lee Bey is a photographer, writer, lecturer and consultant whose work deals in the documentation and interpretation of the built environment—and the often complex political, social and racial forces that shape spaces and places. His architectural photography has appeared in … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Don Hayner

Storytelling is often about documenting the world around us. One of the readers at this week’s Frunchroom knows all about that. Don Hayner is the retired editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times where he managed and directed coverage of … Continue reading

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In the Frunchroom: Karen Clanton

We’ve had our fair share of lawyers at Frunchroom. Perhaps because lawyers know how to weave a narrative and reveal something from a different perspective than the conventional wisdom. Karen Clanton is an attorney whose law degree did not stifle … Continue reading

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