Live Lit Roundup for the week of June 29th, 2015 .

Tonight

7 Stories presents “Birthright” tonight at 8pm at The Orphanage (643 W 31st St, Chicago, Illinois 60616). Lily BeNestor Gomez and Emily Roth are just a few of the featured storytellers reading tonight. Rebecca Edmonson hosts. // $10 admission or pay what you can // 17+ // 

Wednesday

2nd Story presents “Strangers No More: Stories of Connection”, Wednesday night at 6pm at Douglas Park (S Farrar Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60608). Stories will be told by  Melissa DuPrey, Jasmin Cardenas, Earliana McLaurin and Annette Britton and music will be provided by Bomba by AfriCaribe. This event is free and open to the public, so bring a lawn chair and a blanket and enjoy the show! // Free event // All ages //

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Celebrate the launch of the July/August issue of Poetry Magazine at The Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) Wednesday night at 6:30pm. This awesome event  features readings and visual presentations from contributors Erika L. Sánchez, Amy Newman, and Anders Nilsen. Poetry editors Fred Sasaki and Lindsay Garbutt will host a special Q&A and KSRA will provide music. // Free event // All ages //

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Don’t miss the July installment of RUI: Reading Under the Influence this Wednesday at 7:30pm at Sheffield’s (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657). The wonderful folks over at CCLaP will be collaborating with RUI featuring their showcase of authors. Featured readers include Joseph G. Peterson, Lauryn Allison and Ben Tanzer. Don’t miss it! // $3 cover // 21+ //

Thursday

Story Club North Side presents “I Want YOU!” this Thursday at The Holiday Club (4000 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613) at 7:30pmAmanda Claire Buckley, Mame Kwayie and Mara Sigman are featured readers. Erin Kahoa and Ali Kelley host. // $10 suggested donation // Free show //

Friday

Celebrate the two-year anniversary of the CHI*PRC (Chicago Publishing Resource Center) this Friday at their headquarters (858 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622) this Friday at 8pmLiz O’Connell-Thompson, Tom Simmons and Jac Jemc are just a few of the headlining readers. Don’t miss it! // $5 suggested donation // 17+ //