Live Lit Roundup for the week of May 4th, 2015

Tonight

Come out to The Rainbo Club (1150 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) for the release of Jessica Hopper’s book, The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic, tonight 7:30pm// Free // 21+ //

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The LitMash is back at Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60661) tonight at 7:30pm. Featured readers include Nestor Gomez and Erin Diamond// Free // 16+ // 

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7 Stories presents “Saudade” tonight at 8pm at Martin’s Corner (2058 W 22nd Pl, Chicago, Illinois 60608). Khloe Richardson and Nicole Tuma are some of the featured readers. // $5 suggested donation // 21+ //

Tomorrow 

Shannon Cason presents Homemade Stories: Live! Tuesday night at 7pm at The Mayne Stage (1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626). // Get tickets // All ages // 

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Tuesday Funk is back at Hopleaf (5148 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Featured readers include Wesley Chu, Jenny Drai, and more. Eden Robins and Andrew Huff host. // Free show // 21+ //

Wednesday 

Celebrate ten years of RUI: Reading Under the Influence this Wednesday at Sheffield’s (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657). Featured readers include Naomi HuffmanJulia Borcherts and Rob Duffer. The festivities kick off at 7:30pm and a very special surprise is in store. // $3 cover // 21+ //

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The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour is back at Lincoln Hall & Schubas (2424 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614) this Wednesday at 7:45pmCharles Belt will tackle God, Archy Arch J will wax poetic about sex, and Erica Dreisbach will talk about death. // Free show // 21+ //

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Oral, a new storytelling series, will debut at Annoyance Theater & Bar (851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) at 8pm Wednesday. Featured readers include Steve Nelson and Erin Diamond// Free show // 21+ //

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Curbside Splendor presents Words + Music #7 at The Empty Bottle (1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) Wednesday at 8pm. Featured bands include Son of a Gun and Slushy, and Tony Fitzpatrick and Jessica Hopper will read. // Get tickets // 21+ // 

Thursday

The Poetry Center presents Six Points Reading Series at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602) this Thursday at 6pmR.A. Villanueva and Rachel Eliza Griffiths will read. // Free // All ages //

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2nd Story will be at Inspiration Kitchens Garfield Park (3504 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60624) Thursday for “Almost There: Stories of Pursuit and Surrender”, Thursday at 7pmCamille Acker, Paula Carter and Earliana McLaurin will read. // Get tickets // 17+ // BYOB // 

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The Guild Literary Complex presents Applied Words: On Belonging, upstairs at Lincoln Hall & Schubas (2424 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614) at 7:30pmRebecca Kling and Sahar Mustafah will read. // Free event // 21+ //

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Story Club North Side presents “Mother May I?” at 7:30pm at the Holiday Club (4000 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613). Sara NorrisJack Murphy and Jennifer Companik will read. // $10 suggested donation // 21+ //

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Join Christine Sneed at Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) for the release of Paris, He Said, this Thursday at 7:30pm. It’s sure to be a chic affair! // Free // 17+ //

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Come out to The Laugh Factory (4736 N Lincoln Ave Suite 1, Chicago, Illinois 60625) at 8pm for The Kates On Broadway featuring The Puterbaugh Sisters, Erica Clark, and more. // Get tickets // 17+ // 

Friday 

Chicago Zine Fest 2015 is happening at Local 130 Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60607) kicking off at 5pm. Workshops, seminars and zine making will abound. // Free event // All ages //

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Poetry’s Love Letter presents “Estrogen Excellence” Friday at 7pm at Let Them Eat Chocolate (5306 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625). Eileen Tull, Lily Be and Brittany Julious will read. // Free show // 17+ // 

Saturday

You’re Being Ridiculous: Appetite will take place at The Mayne Stage (1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) Saturday at 7:30pmYou’re So Talented‘s Samantha Bailey will read alongside Story Club founder, Dana Norris, don’t miss it! // Get tickets // 17+ // 

Sunday 

There will be a special Zine Reading at 7pm the CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) Sunday featuring Alex Wrekk, Ben Spies, Martha Grover and more. // $3 // BYOB //

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Join JH Palmer and Angela Benander for another episode of That’s All She Wrote at Great Lakes Tattoo (1148 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) Sunday at 8pmEric Charles May will read.