Live Lit Roundup for the Week of July 13th, 2015


Come out to Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60661) for Chicago Moth StorySLAM: Balance, tonight at 8pm. Sign-up at 5pm to tell your true, hilarious story at this special event sponsored by WBEZ. // Get tickets // 17+ // 


Don’t miss the July installment of Seven Deadly Sins at Cafe Mustache (2313 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tomorrow night at 8pm. Headlining this episode is You’re So Talented creator and star, Samantha Bailey. It’s sure to be a great show! // Free show // 17+ //


Two Cookie Minimum celebrates their five year anniversary tomorrow night at The Comfort Station (2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 6064) at 8pm. Join Johnny Misfit and the gang for cookies and fun. Featured readers include illustrator, Leslie Perine, zine publisher Ben Spies, and Jonas Cannon. Don’ t miss it! // Free show // All ages //


Feminist fantasy writer, Lauren Jankowski, will be reading at Gumbo Fiction Salon, Wednesday night at 7pm at The Galway Arms (2442 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614). Best of all, you can read alongside Lauren (so long as your piece fits within their ten minute time slot). // $2 students + $4 general admission // 17+ // 


CHIRP Radio presents “First Time, First Trip”, this Wednesday at Martyrs’ (3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613) at 8pm. Second City’s Julia Weiss, and Chicago Cubs broadcaster, Len Kasper are just a few of the featured readers. // $10 // 21+ // 


The Moth Chicago GrandSLAM: Mea Culpa will take place at Park West (322 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614) Wednesday night at 8pm. The competition is tense with Nestor GomezArchy Jamjun, and more facing off for the grand title. // Get tickets // All ages // 


Roxane GayBonnie Jo Campbell, and April Lindala will be reading at Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) this Thursday at 7:30pm to read from, and discuss, their new anthology: Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Don’t miss it! // All ages // Arrive early to the event // 


Angela VelaLily Be, and Cean Gamalinda will be joining hosts Mason Johnson and Daniel Shapiro at BAD KARATE at CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622) Saturday at 6pm. Bad Karate is a wonderful new comedic series that, “mimics radio shows from the ’30s, but with the best fart jokes of today.” // BYOB // 21+ // Free show // 

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