Live Lit Roundup for the week of January 26th, 2015


Come out to Open Books (213 W Institute Pl, Chicago, Illinois 60610) at 6pm for the Playlist for the Dead Book Launch Party. Join author Michelle Falkoff for a special reading from her transcendent new YA novel and be sure to have her sign your book following the reading.

// Free and open to the public // All ages //



Miss Spoken is back at The Gallery Cabaret (2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Wednesday night at 7pm. The theme for this installment of Miss Spoken is, “Worst New Year’s Eve” and will feature readings from Jac JemcSarah Joyce and Erin Watson. As always, your lovely hosts for the evening are Carly Oishi and Rosamund Lannin.

// Free and open to the public // 21+ //



Join Lily Be and Clarence for the two year anniversary of their reading series The Stoop, this Thursday at 7pm at Rosa’s Lounge (3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647). Featured readers include Dana NorrisAntonio Ancona and Luis Tubens. There will be an open mic before the featured performances and live music following the show. Come celebrate two great years with this amazing series!

// Free and open to the public // 17+ // Doors open at 7pm // Open mic 7:30pm // Features go on at 8:30pm //


I Shit You Not! is back at The Logan Theater (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) this Thursday night at 8pm. Join Michael Sanchez and Monte LaMonte and featured readers Abby StassenSean FlanneryDanny Maupin and more for a night of rip-roaring fun.

// $5 admission // All ages //



Funny Ha-Ha presents “Radio Sweethearts”, this Friday night at 6:30pm at The Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642). Featured readers include WGN’s Amy Guth, WBEZ’s Justin Kaufmann and Peter Sagal of “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”, among others. Best of all, this event is hosted by Claire Zulkey, and all proceeds from the evening will go directly to Sit Stay Read, so don’t miss it!

// $5 suggested donation // 17+ //


You’re Being Ridiculous: THE MUSICAL is happening Friday night at 8pm at Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622). This special installment of Jeremy Owens’ beloved reading series “will feature stories AND songs exploring LOVE and relationships from Allison Hendrix, Bill Howes, Jeremy Owens and Allison Shoemaker.” Get your tickets now!

// Reserve your tickets // 21+ // Two drink minimum // 


Come out to Quimby’s (1854 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) for the 2015 Zlumber Party. Bring your sleeping bag and your Micron pens and pull an all-nighter with fellow zinesters like you. For more info click here.



The Kates present “January is Filled with Jokes (Part Two)” at The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave Suite 1, Chicago, Illinois 60625) on Saturday night at 7pm. Featured readers include Alisa Rosenthal, Meredith Kachel, Susie Allen, Beth Schmidt and more. Don’t miss it!

// $10 suggested donation // 17+ //