Live Lit Roundup for the week of June 15th, 2015


Do Not Submit: Lincoln Park will take place tonight at 6:30pm at CityGrounds Coffee Bar (507 W Dickens at Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614) so dodge the rain, order a latte and share your story with the cozy crowd. Ray Teresi and Eileen Tull host. // Free show // All ages // 


Come out to The Book Cellar (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) tonight at 7pm for another installment of Essay Fiesta. Featured performers include actor/playwright, Tania Richard, Story Club producer, Ali Kelley, and Nestor Gomez// Free show // Please bring a donation for 826CHI // 


The Pungent Parlour is back at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Grab a beer and a burger and hear wonderful stories by Sondra MorinRicky Swift, and more. // Free show // $3 beer specials // 21+ // 


Philip Bloch’s play, Cronies, Cards and Clay will be performed Wednesday night at Gumbo Fiction Salon upstairs at The Galway Arms (2442 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614) at 7pm. The GFS Occasional Players will put on the production. // Free show // 17+ // 


Come celebrate the release of Ben Tanzer‘s new book, The New York StoriesFriday night at City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 6:30pm. Reading alongside Ben will be authors Cyn VargasMatt RowanJoseph G. Peterson, and Rachel Slotnik// Free show // 17+ // 


Absinthe & Zygote #23: Beauteous Blood will take place on A Rooftop (1805 N Hoyne Chicago IL) this Friday night at 7pm. Featured readers include Tobias WrayNina Corwin, and more. Don’t miss this exciting event! // Free show // 17+ //


Cafe Cabaret is back at Cafe Ballou (939 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) this Friday at 7pmRay Teresi and Tyler Snodgrass are just a few of the featured readers. // Free show // 17+ //


You’re Being Ridiculous is having a special series of episodes dedicated to LGBTQIA Pride Month kicking off this Saturday at 7pm at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640). Featured performers include Fernando Borges, Kelly Lori, Philip Dawkin, Anita Mechler, Coya Paz, and Kris Vire. // BYOB // $10 suggested donation (proceeds will benefit the performers and the Women’s Voices Fund) // 


The Marrow is back at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Sunday night at 6pm. Join your hosts, Naomi Huffman and Leah Pickett, and featured readers Samantha BaileyCarly OishiInes Bellina and Molly Each for an evening of spectacular storytelling. Don’t miss it! // Free show // 21+ //