Live Lit Roundup for the week of April 20th, 2015

Story Club South Side


Come out to The Book Cellar (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) for another installment of Essay Fiesta, tonight at 7pm. Featured readers include Scott Whitehair, Allison Shoemaker, and more. // Free show // 17+ //


Gear up for another episode of Write Club tomorrow night at 7pm at The Hideout (1354 W Wabansia, Chicago, Illinois 60622). The theme for this installment is, “War: Huh! What Is It Good For?” and will feature writers such as Diana Slickman and Tom Harrison squaring off against each other, don’t miss it! // $10 admission at the door // ATM on premises // 17+ //


Story Club South Side presents “Epistles” tomorrow night at 7:30pm at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608). Featured readers include Andrew Marikis, Lydia Pudzianowski, and more. // Free show // All ages //


Grab a burger and then enjoy another episode of The Pungent Parlour, tomorrow at 8:30pm at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618). Featured readers include Nicki YowellTimothy Moore, and more. // Free show // 17+ //


Come celebrate the release of CCLaP’s newest book, Big Venerable: Stories by Matt Rowan, Wednesday at City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 6:30pm. Other featured readers include Halle ButlerJoseph G. Peterson and Ben Tanzer// Free event // All ages //


Author Tracy K. Smith will be reading from her new book, Ordinary Light, this Thursday at 7:30pm at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640), don’t miss it! // Free event // All ages //


Do Not Submit: Woodlawn will take place at Greenline Coffee (501 E 61st St, Chicago, IL 60637) Friday night at 6:30pm. Sign up is immediately as you walk in the door with storytelling beginning at 7pmRenee Albrecht-Mallinger and C.J. Rhue host. // Free show // All ages //


Rad Grrls Take Chicago will take place at the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622) Saturday night at 7pm. Featured readers include Bree Jo’annWendy Lee Spacek, and Erin K. Drew. // $3 admission at the door // All ages //


Help raise money for CAKE! Join the dream team behind CAKE for their 3rd Annual Auction: The CAKE BAKE, this Saturday at 7pm at No Nation Art Gallery (1542 N Milwaukee Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60622). Have fun and raise money for a great cause! // Donations are encouraged // All ages //


Don’t miss another installment of You’re Being Ridiculous: Appetite, this Saturday at 7:30pm at the Mayne Stage (1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626). Featured readers include Shannon CasonJennie Ellman, and Blair Chavis// Get tickets // 17+ //

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