Live Lit Roundup for the week of February 16th, 2015


Come out to another installment of Essay Fiesta at The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) tonight at 7pm. Your hosts for the evening are Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast and featured readers include Stephanie DouglassAngela Benander and more. Don’t miss it! // Donations will be collected for 826CHI // 17+ //


Story Club South Side proudly presents “The Return of the Short Month” tomorrow night at 7:30pm at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608). Featured readers include Joe JanesRandall Colburn and more. As always, an open mic slot of eight minutes will be available and open for those wishing to tell their stories (poetry and interpretive dance are off the menu, though). // Free show // BYOB // 17+ // 


The Pungent Parlour is back at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Join your hosts, Jeff Philips and Jeremy Solomon, for a night of awesome live lit featuring Pari KarimBeverly Scott and more. Doors open at 8pm// Free show // 21+ // 


Uncharted Books (2620 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) will be the venue for a very important meeting for Chicago Feminist Writers & Artists: Safe(r) Spaces, Wednesday night at 7pm. This meeting encourages, “Chicago cis, transgender, non-binary, male and female identifying artists and writers to discuss productive ways to fight misogyny, abuse, gender-based violence and victim shaming in our community.”// Free and open to the public //


Don’t miss Story Lab Chicago, this Thursday night at 7:30pm at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618). Featured readers include Mackenzie BoyerNestor Gomez and more. Doors open at 6:30pm// Free show // All ages // 


Folk You! the round-robin concert/storytelling series hosted by Larry O. Dean has a show this Friday at Silvie’s Lounge (1902 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613) at 7:30pm. Featured songwriters include Brian McGrath and Kenny Sommer// Free show // All ages //


Did we miss anything? Be sure to email us at chicagoliterati (at) gmail (dot) com to have your reading series listed in our Live Lit Roundup.