Live Lit Roundup for the week of February 2nd, 2015


Come out to Hopleaf (5148 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640) for another installment of Tuesday Funk tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Featured readers include Alan DeNiro, Cameron McGill, Patty Templeton and more. Doors open at 7pm, so grab a burger, beer and fries and settle in for a night of fun hosted by Andrew Huff. // 21+ // Free admission // 


Brian Costello will be reading from his new book, Losing in Gainesville tomorrow night at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) at 9pm. Costello, a talented musician, will also be covering popular songs on his drums. Say goodbye to your boring Tuesday and hello to a night of raucous fun. // 21+ // Free admission //


RUI: Reading Under the Influence, the bar trivia/reading series hybrid is back at Sheffield’s     (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) Wednesday night at 7pm. Featured readers include James Tadd AdcoxDaniel Story and Kevin Munley//$3 cover // 21+ // 


Story Club North Side presents, “Blah Blah Love” Thursday night at 8pm at The Holiday Club (4000 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60613). Featured readers include Sam BaileyNadine Kenney Johnstone and Britt Julious. Get to the club by 7pm, sign up for the open mic at 7:30pm and settle in for the show at 8pm// $10 suggested donation // 21+ // 


The Chicago Writers Conference proudly presents Demystifying YA: Take Your Young Adult Novel from Process to Published, this Thursday at 6:30pm at the University of Chicago: Gleacher Center (450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL 60611). Esther Hershenhorn, veteran children’s book author, writing instructor, and Regional Advisor Emeritus for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), “will lead a discussion between three recently debuted YA novelists and an agent specializing in YA fiction will take you behind the scenes of YA writing and publishing. Networking and mingling will follow the discussion.” Admission is $30 and can be found here.


Hit up the historic Green Mill Cocktail Lounge (4802 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640) for another installment of The Paper Machete, this Saturday at 3pm. Liven up your Saturday afternoon with awesome performances by some of Chicago’s finest comedians, authors and pundits. // Free admission // 21+ //


Come celebrate the release of Curbside Splendor’s latest book, JILLIAN by Halle Butler at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Saturday night at 6pm. Other featured readers include Susan Hope LanierJared Larson and more. Copies of JILLIAN will be on sale for $10. // Free event // 21+ //


Want to make something special for your valentine this year? Why not check out I ♥ Card Making at the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622) on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm! Drop in anytime you like to construct a beautiful card for your loved ones! //$5 donation// All ages //