Janna Sobel is an essayist, performer and storyteller, and she supports people of all ages in doing these things at the Second City Training Center, the University of Chicago Lab School and the Old Town School of Folk Music. She is the artistic director of Here’s the Story, which features live storytelling from some of Chicago’s most interesting artists, academics, activists and adventurers, and is associate director of Mudlark Theater in Evanston. As a writer/performer, she has been honored to feature recently with Chicago Slam Works, The Encyclopedia Show, Real Talk Live, This Much Is True, Essay Fiesta and Story Club. She was recently selected to compete in Chicago’s annual Windy City Story Slam semifinals. Janna is presently working on her first collection of true stories, Wonderful, about moments in people’s lives that restore a basic sense of wonder at being in the world.