Live Lit Roundup for the week of September 8th, 2014

Sapphire Summer Reading


Come out to O’Shaughnessy’s (4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640) for Is This A Thing? After School Special at 7pm featuring performances by Joanna SingletonAli Kelley and more. Free show 



Celebrate the release of Susan Hope Lanier’s debut short story collection, The Game We Play at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 6:30pm. Lanier will read alongside local literary luminaries James Tadd AdcoxHallie Butler and Jac Jemc. Free event 

Seven Deadly Sins is back at Cafe Mustache (2313 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 8pm. Come hear Duo Yang tackle the sin of gluttony, Dianna Kolb wax poetic about the sin of lust and Floyd the Nameless discuss greed. It’s sure to be a great night! Free show 



Our friends at Bird’s Thumb quarterly are hosting a special end-of-summer reading with the wonderful folks over at Flyleaf Journal. The event will take place 7pm at Bru Chicago (1562 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) and will feature exclusive readings by Eric Charles MayPatricia Ann McNair and Mort Castle. Don’t miss this great reading! Free show 

Come out to Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) at 7:30pm for A Month Of… Building Bridges. A Month Of… is a special storytelling series that also doubles as a potluck. Get your tickets for this exciting event before they run out!

Story Collector Presents: Second Hand Stories at Maeve (1325 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614) in Lincoln Park at 8pm. Join your host, Oba William King for an exciting night featuring readings by Renee Albrecht-MallingerDanny Black and more. Free show 



Venture out to City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 6:30pm for the Animals in Peril Release Party hosted by Curbside Splendor Publishing. Ryan Kenealy will read alongside Dmitry Samarov and Alex Shakar. Be sure to pick up a copy of Ryan Kenealy’s  hotly anticipated new book, Animals in Peril while you’re at the event. Free event 



Chicago’s favorite guerrilla reading series, Absinthe & Zygote will set up shop at the Block 37 Food Court (108 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602) at 7pm and will feature extraordinary readings by Cassandra GilligDanielle Susi and Stephanie AndersonFree event 

Come out to Uncharted Books (2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 7:15pm for another installment of Loose ChicksJillian Erickson will open up about her life for a powerful one-hour show. Don’t miss it! Free event



Christopher Piatt cordially invites you to another installment of The Paper Machete at the historic Green Mill (4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640) at 3pm. Featured readers are TBA. Free event



The Where ToHack Memoir Release Party will take place at the Rainbo Club (1150 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) at 6pm and will feature exclusive readings by Irvine WelshBill Hillmann, Naomi Huffman and more. Free event 

Also happening at 6pm is Story Sessions at City Winery (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60607) featuring readings by Dana NorrisJulia Borcherts, Pamela Bell and more. Get tickets