Write Club Chicago is tonight at the Hideout, Guts & Glory is tomorrow night, and more in this week’s Live Lit Roundup


Come out to the Hideout Inn (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) for WRITE CLUB Chicago–Chapter 62: Cracking the Books at 7pmChicago Literati‘s own Wyl Villacres is up against Ray Teresi in what is sure to be an awesome literary clash of the titans. Host Lindsay Muscato will act as timekeeper and is sure to keep things weird. $10 cash at door // ATM on the premises 

Are you trippin’? Come out to the Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608) at 7:30pm for Story Club South Side‘s September show: TrippingJoy EllisonJeff Clement and Stephanie Chavaral are the featured readers, and there are slots available on the open mic list. Andrew Marikis is the host. Free event 

Hoo HA Comedy is back at Rockit Burger Bar (3700 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613) and for tonight’s special show they’re celebrating the amazing Meredith Kachel‘s birthday. Featured readers include Matty RyanKristen CliffordSteph Hasz and more. The bash begins at 7:30pmGet tickets 

Jeremy Solomon and Jeff Philips cordially invite you to another episode of The Pungent Parlour at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) at 8pm. Featured readers include Andy KarolIan Randall and more. Free show 



Your favorite reading series, Guts & Glory, hosted by Keith Ecker and Samantha Irby will take place upstairs at Schubas (3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) at 7pm tomorrow night and will feature exclusive readings by Carly OishiKristen Clifford and more. Don’t miss it! Free show 

The SeXXX Files: Volume II Book Release Party is happening at the Green Eye Lounge (2403 W Homer St, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 7pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, and as a special treat: sexy surprises will be handed out for attendees. Sexy Mulder and Scully want you to believe! Free event 



The Gumbo Fiction Salon is back at the Galway Arms (2442 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614) featuring Christa Tillman. Tillman holds a BA in Fiction Writing and a minor in Women and Gender Studies at Columbia College Chicago. Several of her articles on LGBQT topics have been published online, and her short story, “Ophelia Drowning”, was recently published in Hair Trigger magazine, Columbia College Chicago’s anthology series. Come hear her read! $2 students // $4 general admission // 17+ venue 

The Hoods Chicago, a brand new reading series, will have one of its first shows in Pilsen at the Modern Cooperative (1215 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608) at 8pm. Featured readers include Liz BaudlerCharlotte Hamilton and more. Free show



Café Cabaret is back at Café Ballou (939 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) at 7pm. Join the legendary Roberta Miles, G.P.A for a night of raucous fun. Free event 

Folk You! will take place at the Windy City Inn (2257 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618) at 8pm. This concert series is sure to remind you of round-robin nights at bars in Nashville and will surely invigorate your night. Free event 

Come celebrate the release of Brian Costello‘s hotly anticipated new novel, Losing in Gainesville at The Empty Bottle (1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622). Sure to be a release party for the ages, a variety of awesome bands such as Mannequin MenThe Outies and more will be performing through out the night. Get tickets // 21+