Live Lit Roundup for the week of April 27th, 2015


Come out to Do Not Submit: Lakeview at Sidetrack: The Video Bar (3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657) at 7pm. Sign up to read as soon as you walk through the door, enjoy the fun banter of Archy Arch J and Erin Diamond, and settle in for story time at 7:30pm// Free admission // 21+ //


Hands on Stanzas: All Schools Reading will take place this Wednesday at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602) at 5:30pm. Poets of all ages will be reading their original work written during their 2014-2015 residency. Don’t miss it! // Free admission // All ages //


Celebrate the two year anniversary of Story Sessions at City Winery (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60607) this Wednesday at 6:30pm. Featured readers include Barrie Cole, Robert Cornelius, and Story Sessions’ own, Jill Howe// Get tickets // 21+ // 


Miss Spoken presents “BFF”, this Wednesday at The Gallery Cabaret (2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 7pm. Celebrate the return of host Carly Oishi, and enjoy performances by Naomi Huffman and Danette Chavez// Free admission // 17+ //


Daniel Clowes will be at Quimby’s Bookstore (1854 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) signing his new book, The Complete Eightball 1-8, Thursday night at 7pm. // Free admission // All ages //


The Stoop presents, “I Got The Hookup”, this Thursday at 7pm at Rosa’s Lounge (3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647). Join your hosts Lily Be and Clarence Browley in welcoming featured readers Amy SumpterAndrew Marikis and Elizabeth Gomez to the stage. // Free admission // 17+ //


I Shit You Not! is back at The Logan Theater (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Thursday at 8pm. Hosted by Michael Sanchez and Monte LaMonte, featured readers include Seth Davis, Lindsay Williams, and Mickey Manker// $5 admission // 17+ //


Join Open Books and the Chicago Writers Conference for A Celebration of Asian American Writers in Chicago, this Friday at Open Books (213 W Institute Pl, Chicago, Illinois 60610) at 6pm. Featured readers include Nami MunVu Tran, and Wallin Wong. // Free admission // All ages // 


The Chicago 77 First Friday will take place at The Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) Friday at 6pm. This 77 line poem was commissioned by poets and artists alike using found text and objects from each of Chicago’s 77 community areas. // Free admission // All ages //


Come out to Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) Friday at 7pm for, Am I a Feminist? A Conversation with Ms. Swiz. Alicia Swiz, professor and performer, will facilitate an open conversation about what exactly feminism for those curious about the meaning. We strongly encourage you to attend! // $10 suggested donation // All ages //


CAKE and Spudnik Press present FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at Spudnik Press Cooperative (1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622) from 1 to 4pm on Saturday. This all day event will feature fun workshops, tutorials, and prompts. // Donations are encouraged // All ages //


Bring a dish to pass and a story to tell, another installment of Here, Chicago will take place at  Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) at 8pm. Join hosts Janna Sobel and Javier Smith and featured readers Sarah ShockeyNestor Gomez, and more for a night of cozy, wonderful storytelling fun. As a special treat, Pixiehammer Press typists, Ian Belknap and Lindsay Muscato will type out special love and hate letters for you. Don’t miss this awesome event! // Get tickets // Free with dish to pass // 

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