Live Lit Roundup for the week of June 1st, 2015


Come out to Sheffield’s (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) this Wednesday at 7pm for RUI: Reading Under the Influence. This episode of RUI, entitled “Tools”, will feature readings by literary superstars Cyn VargasCarly OishiLaura Adamczyk, and Bronwyn Mauldin. Don’t miss it! // $3 cover // 21+ // 


Story Club founder and live lit queen Dana Norris is moving to Cleveland and passing the torch to the talented Ali Kelley, but not before a blow-out anniversary/farewell party. Story Club North Side presents “Six Damn Years“, this Thursday at The Holiday Club (4000 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613) at 7:30pm. Featured readers include the wonderful Jeremy OwensMark DostertDana NorrisAli Kelley, and a boatload of special guests. // $10 suggested donation // 21+ // 


The season for lit festivals has begun! Printers Row Lit Fest and CAKE: The Chicago Alternative Cake Expo kick off this Saturday and run through Sunday. CAKE will take place at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60613) from 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and Printers Row Lit Fest will take place in the South Loop in the historic Printers Row neighborhood (Congress Parkway-Polk Street-Plymouth Court) from 11am-11pm. Authors Amber TamblynAleksander HemonErik Larson and Lawrence Wright will be in attendance. // Prices may vary // All ages // 


Book Fort will be having a special Printers Row After Party Saturday night at 7pm at Beauty Bar (1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622). Tony Fitzpatrick and Ben Hoffman are just a few of the headlining readers. // Free event // 21+ //


Bring a dish to pass and a story to tell for Here, Chicago this Sunday at 8pm at Theater Wit (1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657). Featured readers include the lovely Lily Be, Ashwin Chugh and Danny Black// Get tickets or free with dish to pass // 17+ //