Live Lit Roundup for the week of May 18th, 2015

Tonight

Kick off the week with Do Not Submit: Lincoln Park, tonight at 6:30pm at CityGrounds Coffee Bar (507 W Dickens at Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614). This open mic series is for everyone and anyone with a story to tell. Eileen Tull and Ray Teresi host. // Free and open to the public // All ages //

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Come out to The Book Cellar (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) tonight at 7pm for A Cray Display of May Essays, featuring Britt JuliousErin KahoaOzzie Totten and more. Proceeds from tonight’s event will go directly to the awesome folks at 826CHI, don’t miss it! // Donations are encouraged // 17+ //

Tomorrow

Celebrate the release of Joseph G. Peterson‘s new short story collection, Twilight of the Idiots this Tuesday at City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 6:30pm. See why we call this book, “a unique ode to the glimmer of beauty in the ugliness of the world“. // Read our review // Free event // 17+ // 

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Write Club Chicago: Chapter 70: The Devil’s Tuning Fork will take place at The Hideout (1354 W Wabansia, Chicago, Illinois 60622) tomorrow night at 7pmStephen Walker and Clint Sheffer are just two of the performers who will face off, and Lindsay Muscato will act as timekeeper. Please note: this will be your last chance to see Write Club until September! // $10 cash (ATM on premises) // All ages //

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Story Club South Side presents “Migrations”, tomorrow night at 7:30pm at Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608). Michelle CabralClarence Browley, Charles Hinriksson and Erin Watson will read, and you can read alongside them (as long as your story can be told in eight minutes), Andrew Marikis hosts. // Free event // BYOB // 17+ //

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Don’t miss The Pungent Parlour at the Black Rock Pub (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Featured readers include Benjamin David Van Loon and Maggie Corbett// Free event // $3 beer special // 21+ //

Wednesday

Join Okla Elliott and Raul Clement to celebrate the release of their novel, The Doors You Mark Are Your Own at City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Wednesday night at 6:30pm. Fellow authors Halle Butler and Daniela Olszewska will join them. Be sure to pick up a copy of this riveting saga. // Free event // All ages // 

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Come see three amazing authors read from their work Wednesday night at 7pm at The Book Cellar (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625). Jennifer JordanPaulette Livers and Angela Carson will read at this special event, be sure to purchase their books! // Free event // All ages //

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The Moth Chicago StorySLAM presents “Courage”, Wednesday night at 7pm at the Mayne Stage (1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626). Come share your story, please note: StorySLAM is for nonfiction stories only// Buy tickets // All ages // 

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Say farewell to the beloved reading series, Guts & Glory Wednesday night at 7pm at Lincoln Hall + Schubas (2424 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614). Featured readers include Samantha Bailey and Jen Bosworth, and we’ll be providing a special sendoff to the series later this week. Cheers to a legendary series! // Free event // 21+ // 

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