Live Lit Roundup for October 20th, 2014


Ian BelknapIn what is very exciting news, Story Collector Presents: A Live Lit Showdown ‘Readers vs Tellers’, tonight at 6pm at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60661). This special event, hosted by Janna Sobel and co-hosted by Chad the Bird, will see local literary luminaries like Don Hall and Ian Belknap face off against each other in what is sure to be a clash of the titans.  // Tickets are $10 // Doors open at 6 // Show starts at 8pm // 

Essay Fiesta pays tribute to Halloween tonight at 7pm at The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625). Join hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast for a special Halloween themed show featuring readings by Diana SlickmanScott Stealey, and more. // Free show // 

Come out to the Hungry Brain (2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) at 8:30pm for another edition of, Between the Sheets: The Love & Sex Variety Hour, hosted by Angela VelaChris Sowa and Valentine Soposky. Featured performers for tonight’s show include comedian James Fritz, erotic artist Ella Phant, and sex worker, Goddess Eevee. Don’t miss this sexy show! // Free show // Doors open at 8pm // Show starts at 8:30pm // 


Story Club Halloween

Story Club South Side is getting into the spirit of Halloween. Come out to Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608) tomorrow night at 7:30pm for a special show dedicated to Zombies hosted by Andrew Marikis. Featured readers include comedienne Kelsie Huff, actor/writer Denise Santomauro, and award winning writer, Mary Robinette Kowa. There will open mic slots available, but stories read should not exceed eight minutes. We hope to see you there! // Free show// BYOB // 

Join your hosts Jeff Philips and Jeremy Solomon at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) for another installment of The Pungent Parlour tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Readers for tomorrow’s show include author Bill HillmannSam Wilder, Pari Karim and more. // Free show // Doors open at 8pm // Show starts at 8:30pm // 


Poet Chris Green will be reading at DePaul University’s Richardson Library (2350 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614) Wednesday night at 6pm. Green recently published a new poetry collection entitled, Resume// This event is free and open to the public // 


Come support a great cause! Hallowzine: Chicago Zine Fest’s 3rd Annual Halloween Zine Reading will take place at the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) this Thursday night at 7pm. In attendance will be Eric Bartholomew, Nicki YowellJen Rickert and more! Don’t miss this awesome event. // $5 at the door // 


Join your hosts Christopher Piatt and Chad the Bird for another installment of The Paper Machete at 3pm at the historic (and haunted) Green Mill Cocktail Lounge (4802 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640). The Paper Machete is a beloved reading series in the Chicago lit community, so why not check it out this weekend? // Free show // 

Superheroines: The Readings! will take place at Werkspace (2556 W Chicago Ave # 1E, Chicago, Illinois 60622) at 4pm on Saturday afternoon and will feature readings by Danielle Chenette, Isabella Rotman, Marian Runk and more. Be sure to pick up some original artwork and comics while you’re there. // Free show // 

Sessions-OCT25_POSTER3-01Story Sessions: Campfire Edition brings everyone’s favorite reading series to the Little House of Glencoe (690 Birch Rd, Glencoe, Illinois 60022) for cozy storytelling around the fire. The event starts at 6:30pm, and hosts Jill Howe and Rachael Smith encourage you to bring a dish to pass or a costume to wear. Grab your tickets now before this event fills up! // Get tickets //