Live Lit Roundup for the week of April 13th, 2015

Tonight 

Come out to Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60661) today at 5pm for Chicago StorySLAM: Fools, presented by WBEZ and Vocalo.org. Sign-up to tell your story on the spot at 5pm, or volunteer to be on the judging panel. At 8pm, storytelling will begin. See you there! // Get tickets // 21+ // 

Tomorrow 

This Much is True is back at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613) tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Featured readers include Don HallDana Norris, and Anne Shimojima. Don’t miss it! // Free // 21+ //

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You’d be a fool to miss the April installment of The Seven Deadly Sins at Cafe Mustache (2313 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tomorrow night at 8pm. Featured readers include Jeremy OwensAngela Vela, and Kristen Clifford// Free // 17+ // 

Wednesday 

The Gumbo Fiction Salon proudly presents Brian Detzner and Richard Thomas as they debut their new neo-noir anthology, Exigencies, Wednesday night at 7pm at The Galway Arms (2442 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614). This event will also feature an open mic, so bring your best work to read and rub elbows with the finest. // $2 student admission // $4 general admission // 17+ //

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ChirpRadio presents First Time, First Lie, Wednesday night at 8pm at Martyrs’ (3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613). Featured readers include Allison FlowersBen Joravsky, and Sondra Morin// Get tickets // 21+ // 

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Put your name in the jar for a chance to tell your story at Grown Folks Stories, this Wednesday at 8pm at The Chopin Theater (1543 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642). It’s bound to be a fantastic night with you there! // $7 cash to ender // All ages // 

Thursday 

2nd Story presents Many Identities, Many Stories: Celebrating 20 Queer Years. This special event will take place at Moxee Restaurant & Mad Mouse Brewery (724 W Maxwell St, Chicago, Illinois) Thursday night at 5:30pm. Featured readers include Jay MuellerRebecca Kling, and more. // Get tickets // 17+ // 

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Ever wanted to swap books with someone? The Chicago Reader presents Book Swap! This Thursday at 6pm at The Old Town School of Folk Music (4544 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625). First 100 swappers receive a beautiful Chicago Reader tote bag! // Free // All ages //

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The Chicago Writer Conference presents Under 30/Over 60: What I Wish I Knew, featuring readings by Eric Charles MaySamantha HoffmanJim Padar and more. This special event will take place at 7pm at The Book Cellar (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625). // Free // All ages //

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Come out to The Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) to celebrate the release of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, this Thursday at 7pm// Free // All ages //

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Do Not Submit: Oldtown will take place at the cozy Sedgwick Stop (1612 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614) this Thursday at 7pm. Sign up to tell your story in seven minutes. // Free // All ages //

Saturday

Come out to the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622) for the Wasted Pages Poetry Reading, this Saturday at 5pm. Featured readers include Ben SpiesHans HetrickAnnabel Lang and more. // Free // All ages //

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The Red Rover Reading Series presents Experiment #84: In Defense Of _________, at The Outer Space Studio (1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois) this Saturday at 7pmDaniela Olszewska is a featured reader. // $4 donation // Doors lock at 7:30pm //

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Celebrate the release of Cyn Vargas’ hotly anticipated debut short story collection, On The Way, this Saturday at The Book Cellar (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) at 7pm. Don’t miss it! // Free // All ages //

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You’re Being Ridiculous presents “Appetite”, this Saturday at The Mayne Stage (1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) at 6:30pm. Featured readers include Erin DiamondBrooke Allen and more! // Get tickets // All ages // 

Sunday 

Chicago Zine Fest Volunteer Day is happening at the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622), this Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Come out and show your support for zines! // Free // All ages //

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The Chicago literary community is teeming with fantastic publications and foundations, come and rub elbows with the finest this Sunday at the Empty Bottle (1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) from 12pm to 5pm for Curbside Splendor’s Pop Up Book Fair. Be sure to bring a bag for all the stuff you’ll buy. // Get tickets // 21+ //

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The Marrow is back at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Sunday at 5pmBecca James and Willy Nast are featured readers, Leah Pickett and Naomi Huffman host. // Free // 21+ //

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Cap off the weekend by heading to Great Lakes Tattoo (1148 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) for another installment of That’s All She Wrote, featuring readings by  Eric Stassen, Eric Kenron, Jennifer Peepas, and Julie MarchianoAngela Benander and JH Palmer host. // Free // 17+ //

Did we miss anything? Email us with your listing at chicagoliterati(at)gmail(dot)com! 

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