Miss Spoken, Loose Chicks and more in this week’s Live Lit Roundup


In what will be a, “really very” night, come out to the Hideout Inn (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) for the Chicago Zine Fest Movie Night Fundraiser at 6pm. Candy will be provided by Dandy Sweets and the movie of the night is the immortal classic Heathers, so don’t miss it! $7 suggested donation // 21+ 

I Come To Your Country, Name Me a special reading dedicated to the, “creative exploration of Expatriation and Migration in the Asian diaspora,” is happening at 7pm at the Sharp Building at the Art Institute (37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603) and will feature readings by Rachel DeWoskinMary Anne Mohanraj and Deepak UnnikrishnanFree event // open mic available 

Miss Spoken, Carly Oishi and Rosamund Lannin’s spectacular new feminist reading series, is back at The Gallery Cabaret (2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 7pm. This episode’s installment is titled, “College Years” and will feature exclusive readings by Dana NorrisJH Palmer and more. Free show 



The Stoop is teaming up with the Illinois Humanities Council at Rosa’s Lounge (3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) for a special show on Thursday night at 7pm. Featured readers include Carly OishiTim F’n Stafford and many more awesome individuals. This saucy series, hosted by Lily Be and Clarence Browley, will surely spice up your ho-hum weeknight. Free show // open mic available 

Come out to the Logan Theater (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) for I Shit You Not! at 8pm. This rip-roaring series, hosted by Monte LaMonte and Michael Sanchez, is sure to leave you wanting more. Thursday’s featured readers include Grace LuskJames Zekis and more. $5 admission 



Loose Chicks is back at the Emerald City Coffee & Grill (3938 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613). Hosted by Roberta Miles and Jillian Erickson, see why we give this series five stars! Free show 

Exploring Creative Nonfiction: An Evening with Megan Stielstra, Dmitry Samarov and Wendy Ortiz will take place at 7pm at Unabridged Bookstore (3251 N Broadway St, Chicago, Illinois 60657). Don’t miss this unique reading! Free show

7 Stories: Unscripted, hosted by The Group Project, is happening at 8:30pm at Martin’s Corner Bar (2058 W 22nd Pl, Chicago, IL 60608). Featured readers include Emily Roth, Heliz Mazouri and more. $5 suggested donation 



Don’t miss The Paper Machete at the historic Green Mill (4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640) at 3pmFree show 



The Marrow, Curbside Splendor Publishing’s awesome new reading series, is back at the Punch House (1227 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608) at historic Thalia Hall in Pilsen at 7:30pm. Sunday’s show will feature readings by Zach StaffordJulia Borcherts and Sarah Terez Rosenblum. Your hosts for the evening are Leah Pickett and Naomi Huffman. Free show