Live Lit Roundup for the week of July 20th, 2015


Come out to Do Not Submit: Lincoln Park at CityGrounds Coffee Bar (507 W Dickens at Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614) tonight at 6:30pm. You don’t have to be a live lit veteran to tell your story, just add your name to the sign-up list and make sure you fit your story neatly within the mandated 7 minute slot. Ray Teresi and Eileen Tull host.
// Free event // 17+ //


Erin DiamondJac Jemc, and Katie Prout are just a few of the headliners who’ll be reading tonight at Essay Fiesta. Join host Willy Nast for an evening of fun at The Book Cellar (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) tonight at 7pm. // $5 suggested donation // 17+ // Proceeds will go directly to 826CHI // 


Story Club South Side presents “Revenge of the Sequel”, tomorrow night at 7:30pm at Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608). Headliners include two-time Moth GrandSLAM champ, Archy Jamjun, 2nd Story alumnus, Alyssa Sorresso. and more. Andrew Marikis hosts. // Free show // BYOB // 17+ // 


The Pungent Parlour is back at Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Join hosts Jeff Phillips and Jeremy Solomon alongside featured readers Elizabeth GomezRicky Swift, and more. // Free show // $3 beer specials // 21+ // 


Join hosts LeAnn Yopps and Monte LaMonte for Appetite for Rock n’ Roll Storytelling, this Wednesday at 8pm at Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618). Marisa Lange and Robbie Ballentine are two of the featured readers.
// Free show // 21+ // 


The Chicago Moth StorySLAM presents “Confession”, this Thursday at the Mayne Stage (1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) at 7pmAmy Dickinson hosts.
// Get tickets // SOLD OUT //


Authors Christine Sneed and Leslie Parry will discuss their new books this Friday at City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647). This special event kicks off at 6:30pm and refreshments will be served. // Free event // All ages //


Story Sessions is having their annual summer retreat this Saturday from 9:30am–4:30pm at the Little House of Glencoe (690 Birch Rd, Glencoe, Illinois 60022). This retreat will feature writing workshops, picnics, and more. // Tickets are still available // 18+ // 


The Marrow is back at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) this Sunday at 5:30pm. Featured readers include Cyn Vargas and Matt Rowan. Leah Pickett and Naomi Huffman host. // Free show // 21+ //


Sunday Salon Chicago will feature readings by Kathleen Rooney, David Berner, Scott Miles, and more. This event will take place at Riverview Tavern (1958 W Roscoe St, Chicago, Illinois 60657) at 7pm. Don’t miss it! // Free event // 21+ // 

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