Live Lit Roundup for the week of November 10th, 2014

the moth


Come out to the Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60661) tonight at 8pm for Chicago Moth StorySLAM: Last Minute, sponsored by WBEZ. See why the editors at Newcity chose The Moth as their new favorite live lit event.

// Doors open at 5pm // Show starts at 8pm // Tickets available at the door // 



Feminist Bookstores Matter: Women & Children First’s Campaign Round-Up & Perk Party (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) will take place at 7pm. For years, Women & Children First has been an important resource in the Chicago literary community, but now they need our help in renovating their space. Be sure to give to their campaign and don’t pass up the opportunity to go to this awesome event!

// Featured readers include Samantha Irby, Dana Norris and Rebecca Kling // Free event // Please donate to this awesome cause // 


In what is sure to be a classy gathering, Story Club is back at JIMMY Lounge ( 610 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611) tomorrow night at 7:30pm for a special Veterans Day show. Featured readers include US Navy veteran, Willa Taylor, US Marine Corp. veteran, Chuck Smith, as well as veteran essayist, Julie Danis. Eight open mic slots are also available for eight minute essays.

// Doors open at 7:30pm // Open mic sign-up is at 7:30pm // Show starts at 8pm // $10 suggested donation // 


Don’t miss This Much is True at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro ( 3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613) at 7:30pm. Featured readers include Stanley “Bunjo” ButlerVanora Legaux, Queen Nur and more.

// Free show // 



A Month Of… presents “Imagination Makes You”, at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Bring a dish to pass and settle in for a night of whimsical, wonderful storytelling. What will you dream up?

// Doors and food start at 7:30pm // Stories start at 8pm // $10 admission or free with a dish to pass // 



The Guild Literary Complex presents TONIC: Flash Forward, Thursday night at 6pm. Come for the drinks, stay for the company. In attendance will be one Mr. Marcel Proust (yes you read that correctly). See it to believe it!

// Tickets still available // Students get a $5 discount // 



Brian Costello cordially invites you to Shame That Tune’s 50th Anniversary Special at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) Friday night at 6:30pm. Contestants for this round include Bare Mutant drummer, Matt Holland, pianist/vocalist, Sacha Mullin and Anna Maria Cerniglia. Dress up and get classy! This show is one for the ages!

// Free show //


If you missed last weekend’s installment of Jeremy Owens‘ awesome reading series, You’re Being Ridiculous, and you really regret not going, chin up! Come out this Friday night to Mary’s Attic (5400 N Clark St (Above Hamburger Mary’S), Chicago, Illinois 60640) at 8pm for another installment of You’re Being Ridiculous: CONFESSION. Featured readers include The Stoop’s, Lily Be, Women & Children First co-owner and all-around awesome lady, Sarah Hollenbeck and many more talented performers. It would be a wise idea to get tickets now, as this popular series sells out quick.

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