RUI is tonight at Sheffield’s, Story Club goes back to school on Thursday and more events in this week’s live lit roundup


Come out to Sheffield’s (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) for another installment of RUI: Reading Under the Influence at 7pm, featuring exclusive readings by Claire Zulkey, Leah Pickett and Literati’s own Lisa MrockReadings begin at 7:30pm //$3 cover 

The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour will take place upstairs at Schubas (3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) at 7:45pm. Featured readers include Curbside Publishing’s Senior Editor, Jacob S. Knabb talking about God, Chicago Air-Sex Champion, Kate Anderson will talk about sex, while the Puterbaugh Sisterz will take on all three. Readings start at 8pm // Free show 



Story Club Goes Back to School is happening at the Holiday Club Chicago (4000 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613) at 7:30pm, and will feature readings by Naomi HuffmanWilly Nast and Chicago Literati‘s Senior Editor, Wyl Villacres. There will be open mic slots available through out the night as well, and the winning story will be published in next month’s issue of Story Club MagazineReadings start at 8pm // $10 suggested donation 



Join your host, Christopher Piatt for another installment of The Paper Machete at the historic Green Mill (4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640) at 3pm. This live magazine features a smattering of awesome local talent and Chad the BirdFree show 



Janna Sobel cordially invites you to Here, Chicago at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) at 8pm. Bring a dish to pass or just listen to the stories as they roll, this cozy potluck storytelling series is as amazing as it sounds. Please reserve a seat // $8 or free with a dish to pass