Live Lit Roundup for the week of June 8th, 2015



Join Scott Whitehair and Stephanie Douglass for another episode of This Much Is True at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613) tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Featured readers include Pushcart Prize nominated author Elynne Chaplik-AleksowLeVan D. HawkinsSusan Stone and more. // Free show // 17+ //


The Seven Deadly Sins is back at Cafe Mustache (2313 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tomorrow night at 8pmDaniel Shapiro will pontificate about envy, Grace Lusk will offer her thoughts on lust, and a special Mystery Guest will talk about pride. Don’t miss this great series! // Free event // 17+ //


Annabel Lang and Jon Drawdoer are just a few of the great readers performing at Two Cookie Minimum tomorrow night at 8pm at The Comfort Station (2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) in Logan Square. Join Johnny Misfit for another episode of this fantastic series and enjoy some delicious cookies. // $5 suggested donation // All ages // 


Come celebrate the genius of Saul Bellow this Wednesday at 6pm at the Harold Washington Library (400 S State St, Chicago, Illinois 60605). Scott Turow and Eugene Kennedy will read from Joanna Koch’s adaptation of “A Silver Dish”. This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Public Library, Vitalist Theater and the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. // Free and open to the public // All ages //


James Tadd Adcox will be in conversation with Sarah Layden this Wednesday at 6:30pm at City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647). This special event titled Indianapolis is a Town of Ghosts will see the authors (both natives of Indianapolis) wax poetic about the city and how it influences their writing. For a great aperitif to this event, may we suggest you read Adcox’s interview with Layden that we published last week? // Free event // All ages //


A Month Of… presents “Gaslighting”, 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 settle in for a comfortable and intimate evening among friends. // $10 suggested donation OR free with a dish to pass // All ages //


Do Not Submit: Pilsen will take place at La Catrina Cafe (1011 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608) at 7pm. Will you sign up and read your story? // Free show // All ages //


Shame That Tune! presents a “Tribute to War”, this Friday at 6:30pm at The Hideout Inn (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642). Contestants include Lara LevithanMike Lust and Mariapaz Camargo// Get tickets // 21+ // 


PopGoesAlice LIVE! is back, this Friday at the High-Hat Club (1920 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613) at 7pm. To help celebrate the triumphant return of this awesome series, Elizabeth GomezBrittany Julious and Kevin Brody will join Alicia Swiz in an awesome talk show-esque panel. Are you going? // Free show // 21+ //


Do Not Submit: Englewood will take place at the Kusanya Cafe (825 W 69th St, Chicago, IL 60621) Saturday afternoon at 3pmChuck Harris and Stephanie Douglass host. Sign up to read, or just come to listen. // Free show // All ages //


Cap off the week right by going to Do Not Submit: Evanston at The Celtic Knot ( 626 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201) Sunday night at 5:30pm. Join hosts Jim Herbert and Melissa Perrin for a night of fun and great storytelling. // Free show // All ages //


That’s All She Wrote presents “Ladies Night“, Sunday night at 8pm at Great Lakes Tattoo (1148 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642). Eileen Dougharty, Sheila Quirke, Mary Lorenz, and Gina Watters are the featured readers, and JH Palmer and Angela Benander host. // Free show // All ages // 

Did we miss anything? Email us at chicagoliterati (at) gmail (dot) com to have your event added to our Live Lit Roundup.