Live Lit Roundup for the week of May 11th, 2015



Tamale SeppRoberta Miles and Katie Liesener are just a few of the performers headlining May’s installment of Sappho’s Salon tomorrow night at 7pm at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640). A light repast will be available from the Middle Eastern Bakery, and this event is BYOB. Don’t miss it! // $7-$10 // 17+ //


All hail the valiant return of Two Cookie Minimum! Join Johnny Misfit and the gang at the Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tomorrow night at 8pm for a reboot of this beloved Chicago reading series. Gina Marie LoBiancoLaura GrothausAndrew Edwards, and Jillian Schumann will read, the CHI*PRC will host. // $5 min. suggested donation encouraged // 17+ //


Come out to Cafe Mustache (2313 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tomorrow night at 8pm for the May installment of The Seven Deadly SinsJohn Eide will talk about greed, Rachel McCartney will pontificate about wrath, and David Fink will wax poetic about envy. Angela Vela and Ray Teresi host. // Free show // 17+ //


Aleksandar Hemon will read from his new novel, The Making of Zombie Wars, Wednesday night at 6pm at The Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642). This event is not your usual author reading however, actors like Abigail Boucher and Seth Zurer will act out the book alongside Hemon. // Free event // 21+ //


The CHI*PRC welcomes guest host, Charles Cake of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. Wednesday night at 7pm at the CHI*PRC headquarters (858 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622) for a special installment of the Zine Reading ClubPowdered Milk # 11 by Keller Roberts and Saint’s Love by Krystal DiFronzo will be discussed, and Ben Bertini will moderate. // $3 suggested donation // All ages //


A Month Of… presents “Maps”, Wednesday night at 7:30pm at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657). Bring a dish to pass and a story to tell and enjoy a cozy night making new friends. // $10 or free with dish to pass // 17+ //


Dasha Kelly will read from her new novel, Almost Crimson, alongside Cyn Vargas and Megan Stielstra, Thursday night at 7pm at The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave # 38, Chicago, Illinois 60625). See why Leesa Cross-Smith of WhiskeyPaper calls Almost Crimson, “a full teacup of emotions, past and present, delicately balanced on a wildly beating heart.”. // Free event // 17+ //


Mason Johnson and Dan Shapiro are offering free pizza to intrepid viewers of their new show (and possible podcast), BAD KARATE, Friday night at 7pm at the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622). Johnson and Shapiro are known in the Chicago literary community for their humor and showmanship, so this new series won’t disappoint. // Free show // BYOB // 21+ //


PopGoesAlicia: Live! is back at the Strawdog Theater Company (3829 N Broadway St, Chicago, Illinois 60613) Friday night at 11pm. Playwright Isaac Ike Holter, and comedians Tamale Sepp and Tim Barnes will join the fantastic Alicia Swiz in, “a rotating panel of three quick-witted Chicagoans offering perspective on anything from Bob’s Burgers to #BlackLivesMatter”. Don’t miss it! // $5 cover // 21+ //


6 Authors Walk Into a Bar… will feature readings by Joseph G. Peterson (Twilight of the Idiots), Ben Tanzer (The New York Stories) and more, this Saturday at 6pm at the Woodlawn Tap (1172 E 55th St, Chicago, Illinois 60615). This is sure to be a great way to spend your Saturday night. // Free event // 21+ //


The Red Rover Reading Series presents, “Experiment #85: Consensual Forms”, Saturday night at 8pm. Featured readers include Gwyneth AndersonKiam Marcelo Junio, and more. // Doors open 8pm // Doors lock 8:30pm // $4 suggested donation // 21+ //


Join hosts Naomi Huffman and Leah Pickett at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Sunday night at 5:30pm for another episode of The Marrow, Curbside Splendor’s nonfiction reading series. Megan Kirby and Kathleen Rooney are two of the featured readers. // Free event // 21+ //


2nd Story presents, “Something Different, Something New: Stories of Changing Perspectives”, Sunday night at 5:30pm at Siam Marina (16846 Oak Park Ave, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477).  Alexis Pride, Nick Kawahara, Sahar Mustafah and Scott Woldman will read. // Get tickets // 21+ //