Live-Lit Roundup for the week of March 21st, 2016

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Do Not Submit: Lincoln Park will take place at CityGrounds Coffee Bar (507 W Dickens at Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614). Don’t miss your chance to strut your stuff at the open mic! The magic happens at 6:30pmRay Teresi and Eileen Tull host. 
// Free and open to the public // 17+ // 

Surviving The Mic will feature Erika Gisela Abad Merced, PhD; Dr. Merced is a noted professor and queer Latina poet. The event will take place at Cup & Spoon (2415 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). // Donations are encouraged // LGBTQ+ friendly // 17+ // 

Essay Fiesta is back at The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625); featured performers include Stuart MacLeanAlyson Lyon, and Rosamund Lannin. The festivities kick off at 7pm, don’t be late! // Donations are encouraged // 17+ // 


Women & Children First Bookstore present author Tracy Chevalier at the Swedish American History Museum (5211 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) tomorrow night at 7:30pm; Chevalier will be reading from her new book, AT THE EDGE OF THE ORCHARD, as well as her new anthology, READER, I MARRIED HIM: STORIES INSPIRED BY JANE EYRE.
// Get tickets // 17+ // 


Witness two queens in action: Megan Stielstra (ONCE I WAS COOL) and Samantha Irby (MEATY) will be in conversation at Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) this Wednesday night at 7pm; Stielstra and Irby’s panel will discuss writing, reading, and publishing in the Chicago literary community. 
// Free and open to the public // 17+ // 


Absinthe & Zygote #28: Involuntary Utterance will take place at Images Gallery Cooperative (1823 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640) Friday night at 7pm. Featured readers include Susy BielakFred Schmalz, and Danny Snelson.
// Free and open to the public // 17+ // 

The smash hit reading series, Drinkers with Writing Problems, is back at Brisku’s Bistro & Bar (4100 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) this Friday at 8pm; join your dazzling host, Elizabeth Gomez, in welcoming featured guests, Alicia SwizAnita Melcher, and Jac Jemc to the stage! // $10 suggested donation // 21+ // 


Baby’s First Zine will take place at the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60620) Saturday at 7pm; this special benefit reading to support Chicago Zine Fest 2016 will feature readings by such notable zinesters as Dave RocheBen Bertin, and more.
// $10 at the door // Proceeds benefit Chicago Zine Fest 2016 // 

Did we miss something? Email us at chicagoliterati(at)gmail(dot)com with the details of your upcoming live-lit event and we’ll be sure to include your event in future installments!