Performances and Presentations


  • Congregation Church of Western Springs
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart
  • Advocate Health Care – Parish Nurses Retreat
  • St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville
  • St. Paul Episcopal Church, Riverside
  • St. Giles, Oak Park
  • First Church of Lombard
  • Glenview Community Church
  • Deaconate Women of the Catholic Archdiocese
  • Gilead Church Chicago

Social Service Agencies

  • Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago
  • Alexian Brothers, Chicago
  • Oak Leyden Developmental Services, Oak Park
  • Midwest Hospice, Glenview


  • Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI
  • Nursing School, University of Illinois Chicago


  • Oak Park Public Library
  • Sulzer Public Library, Chicago
  • Forest Park Public Library
  • Indian Trails Library, Wheeling

High Schools

  • Trinity High School, River Forest
  • Queen of Peace High School, Chicago
  • Oak Park/River Forest High School

Elementary Schools

  • Hatch School in Oak Park
  • Longfellow School in Oak Park
  • Grace Lutheran School, River Forest
  • Brentano School, Chicago
  • Sutter Academy, Chicago 

Storytelling Festivals

  • Chicago Celtic Festival, Millennium Park
  • Illinois Storytelling Festival
  • Northlands Storytelling Conference
  • Fox Valley Folk Festival
  • Village Players, Oak Park
  • Tellabration! Hyde Park
  • National Storytelling Summit

Story Venues

  • BADYHouse Storytelling Concerts, Brooklyn
  • The Back Room, Oak Park
  • Homewood Stories, Homewood
  • Illinois Storytelling, River Forest
  • The Moth Haymarket, Chicago
  • The Celtic Knot, Evanston
  • The People Tree, Naperville
  • This Much Is True, Chicago
  • Story Club, Chicago
  • Story Lab, Chicago
  • Stage Left, Woodstock
  • In Vino Veritas, Wauconda
  • Studio Stories
  • Ice House Gallery

Women Organizations

  • The Center at Palos Park
  • Gaelic Park Women’s Association
  • Waukegan Women’s Club
  • Illinois Federation of Women’s Clubs
  • Antioch Women’s Club
  • Naperville Women’s Club
  • Olympia Field’s Women’s Club
  • St. Bernardin’s Women’s Association
  • St. Giles Council of Catholic Women

Senior Residences/Groups

  • Plymouth Place, LaGrange Park
  • Lexington Square, Elmhurst
  • The Merion, Evanston
  • Brookdale, Oak Park
  • Lilac Ledge, Waukegan
  • St. Giles Seniors, Oak Park
  • Irish Heritage Center

Artist Groups & Galleries

  • Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest
  • Off Campus Writer’s Workshop, Winnetka
  • Chiesa Nuova, Franciscan Center for the Arts
  • Oak Park Art League
  • Primitive, Chicago
  • Under the Gingko Tree, Oak Park

Margaret’s Vision

Stories not only entertain, they also have the power to touch the heart, spark imagination, inspire hope, and embolden the spirit.

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“Your story stays with me. It keeps on coming back and lifting me up.” – Lisa Bassett, Music for Healing Therapist