Live Lit Roundup for the week of January 23rd, 2015

Tonight

The Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) presents Lost Geneva Project’s The Penelopiad, tonight at 7pm, Come hear a rousing interpretation of Margaret Atwood’s hilarious adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey, told from the perspective of the long waiting wife, Penelope. This production stars Mary Jo Bolduc, Brittany Ellis, Grayson Heyl and more, and is directed by Erica Barnes// Free and open to the public // 

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Come out to Martin’s Corner (2058 W 22nd Pl, Chicago, Illinois 60608) tonight at 8pm for another installment of 7 Stories featuring performances by Eileen TullJames Gordon (GPA)Rebecca Edmonson and more. // $5 suggested donation // Doors open at 7:30pm // 

Tomorrow 

CHI*PRC is having an awesome fundraiser tomorrow night at 7pm at Dimo’s (1615 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647). Dave Roche will be DJ’ing, “Pizza Libs” will be passed out, and donations will be collected to keep the CHI*PRC running strong.  // Free event // 

Wednesday

Miss Spoken presents “Penis”, Wednesday night at 7pm at The Gallery Cabaret (2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647). Featured readers include Jennifer PeepasMichelle YachtEden Robins and Carly Oishi// Free show //

Thursday

Join Lily Be and Clarence at Rosa’s Lounge (3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 7pm on Thursday for another installment of The Stoop. Featured readers include Katie ProutEileen Tull and Archy Arch J. As always, an open mic will take place at 7:30pm and features go on at 8:30pm// Free show // 

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I SHIT YOU NOT! has a show on Thursday night at The Logan Theater (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 8pm. Come out for a night of raucous fun featuring crude tales by Monte LaMonteElizabeth Gomez and more. // $5 // 

Friday 

Jeff Philips and Jordan Hoisington will read from Zizobotchi Papers Vol. 1, Friday night at 7pm at Quimby’s (1854 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622). Zizobotchi Papers is a publication dedicated exclusively to the art of the novella. Come out for a night of great storytelling and be sure to purchase a copy of the journal. // Free event // 

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