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Our City, Our Story: Live, Saturday at the Nordlof

DOWNTOWN — Our City, Our Story: Live is bringing back live storytelling to Rockford.

Saturday, Feb. 17, the OCOS: Live series will kick off at the Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St. from 7:30-9 p.m. Vickie Lynn will be the evening’s emcee and a cash bar will be provided by Prairie Street Brewing Company.

Similar to The Moth, the live storytelling series heard on 89.5 WNIJ, residents are invited to tell true stories pertaining to a certain theme.

The first installment of OCOS: Live will feature storytelling based on the theme of “That One Time.” Between storytellers, Our City, Our Story episodes will be shown and the episode’s subjects will be in attendance, allowing the audience to interact with the subjects and those telling stories.

OCOS: Live is a partnership between Our City, Our Story and the Rockford Area Arts Council. The event series recently received a $7,800 grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program.

If you wish to be a storyteller at a future OCOS: Live event, email to be considered.

And look for future Our City, Our Story installments in the pages of The Rock River Times. R.

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