Detention Hall, a once monthly hour of music, comedy, storytelling, essays, and poetry, all performed by Chicagoland teachers (former and present) at the Hideout Inn, 1354 W. Wabansia. 

Next show: Tuesday, January 3  9:00 - 10:00
Featured on WGNRadio and Reader Recommended.

Dave Narter - Host

David Narter is a teacher and writer.  He is the author of The Worst Baby Name Book and Don’t Name Your Baby, and has appeared on CNN and ABC-7 talking about them.  It didn't go well. His essays have appeared in English Journal and The Book Group Book, and he is a frequent contributor to The Heckler.   David Narter has been a teacher of English at Leyden High Schools in Franklin Park for over twenty years, but he still keeps coming back.  No matter who is onstage at Detention Hall, he is always the least talented of all.


Any and all proceeds of Detention Hall 2016 are donated to 826CHI, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.