Stories by Author: Amanda Delheimer Dimond

Help Support 2nd Story Educate, Connect, and Inspire Through Story

We are coming up on a new year and the holidays are winding down! This can be prime story-telling time as we catch up with loved ones, meet new people, and make new memories. That is core to what we …

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2nd Story Announces Inclusive Pricing Model!

2nd Story Community, we have big news. Here at 2nd Story, we’re continually engaged in a conversation about what we believe in and how we can reflect it in our work.  We have a Mission, Vision, and Values statement that …

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Getting to know 2nd Story Fan, Nicole Ripley!

Company Member, Megan Shuchman got a chance to sit down with 2nd Story fan Nicole Ripley and learned a little bit about her and what draws her to 2nd Story. They met during our March Underground Wonder Bar show, Say My …

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Why “Maximum Exposure”?

Editor’s note: With the launch of our brand new workshop, Maximum Exposure, we asked the instructor,

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From the Perspective of a First-Time Writer

We asked Lynn Zimmerman, a first-time writer and Page to the Stage student, just a few questions about her experience with the class and working on writing a full piece for an end-of-the-class performance. Here’s what she had to say: Had …

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Lose an Hour of Sleep, Gain (almost) an Hour of 2nd Story–Daylight Savings: Stories of Leaping Forward

Ozzie and I started planning this week’s podcast about two months ago at Pillars Social Cafe in Rogers Park. We were looking for an excuse to do another special episode. Ozzie pulled up a calendar of North American holidays and …

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Behind the Scenes: After You Submit…

It’s cold outside…the snow is falling, leaving blankets of white on the city streets…the best thing to do is to snuggle up with a cup of tea and read a good story…YOUR STORY! Reading submissions is one of my all-time …

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Until I Tried: a 2nd Story Class Testimonial

I wiped a lingering tear from the corner of my eye as my hands shot together with crazy applause. I felt light headed, and realized I had been holding my breath for 15 minutes. I was 23, it was my …

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Oh, Hell No! A 2nd Story Virgin

The Preview When I went to see my first 2nd Story show I was quite impressed with the set-up- from the fancy bar, to the amazing readers to the sound that accompanied the words. I wanted this. I wanted to …

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Who Can Be Stuck After That?

One of my all-time favorite, top-five desert island short stories is “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe. Have you read it? Maybe some teacher assigned it years ago and you remember the gist: the narrator kills an old man who lives …

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