Story by Story: Nestor Gomez

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Registration for this event will be open from July 1, 2024 @ 12:00am to August 5, 2024 @ 6:00pm.

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Join PSPL for Story by Story, a monthly series for adults and teens, where storytellers from around the country share stories reflecting diverse cultures, beliefs, and experiences. Performances run 45-60 minutes, followed by an up-to 30 minute discussion opportunity. An American Sign Language interpreter will be provided for all events.

Hear compelling true stories when Nestor Gomez takes our Story by Story stage! Sometimes, he tells about his own experiences as a person new to the United States, about his adventures working as a ride sharing driver, or his family or work related experiences. Always, he tells with humility and humor, inviting us to consider the adventure of being human.

Nestor “the Boss” Gomez was born in Guatemala and traveled to Chicago undocumented in the mid-80’s. He told his first story at a Moth Story Slam to get over the stuttering that plagued his childhood. Since then, he has won more than 70 Moth Slams. Nestor has performed and conducted storytelling workshops in multiple locations around the country. He also created his own storytelling show, 80 Minutes Around the World, that features the stories of immigrants and refugees from different parts of the world, their descendants, and allies. 80 Minutes Around the World is also available as a podcast. Nestor also published a collection of stories detailing his experiences driving for ride sharing titled Your Driver Has Arrived. To listen and subscribe to the podcast, to buy his book, and to learn more about Nestor, visit his website at


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