Aimee Perkins is a Chicago writer. Active in the local live literature scene, she has written and performed with RUI: Reading Under the Influence, The Paper Machete and the MCA’s Literary Gangs of Chicago but her heart belongs to 2nd Story, Chicago’s premier storytelling organization. Working with musicians and directors, 2nd Story works with writers to craft a personal narrative they are able to confidently perform along with live music in the intimate atmosphere of a local wine bar. She will be pursuing her MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University in Bath, England starting this fall. 2013 Retreat GoPass Winner.