Live Lit Roundup for the week of August 17th, 2015


Come out to CityGrounds Coffee Bar (507 W Dickens at Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614) for Do Not Submit: Lincoln Park, tonight at 6:30pm. Join your hosts Xavier Jordan and Ray Teresi for an evening full of impromptu and intimate storytelling. You don’t have to have any prior live lit experience, and even if you show up late, so long as there’s still positions available, you can still tell your story. Join the fun! // All ages // Food and drink will be available for purchase // Free event // 

Essay Fiesta is back at The Book Cellar (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) tonight at 7pm. Join hosts Willy Nast and Karen Shimmin in welcoming David BoyleBarrie ColeEileen Tull, and more. Be sure to bring a donation to help out the wonderful folks at 826CHI! // Bring a donation to help 826CHI // 17+ //


Don’t miss Story Club South Side’s: Duets Part Deux, hosted by Andrew Marikis tomorrow night at 8pm at Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608) featuring Will Hindmarch, Maura Clement, Audrey Middleton, Ali Middleton, Lily Be, Xavier Jordan, Ali Al Sayed and Mina Liccione! // BYOB // Free event // 21+ //


Authors Christine Sneed and Charles Finch will be at 57th Street Books (1301 E 57th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637) this Wednesday at 6pm discussing their new books. Sneed released Paris, He Said this summer to great avail, as did Finch, who released The Last Enchantments. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to visit with these amazing writers. // Free event // All ages //

Gumbo Fiction Salon welcomes celebrated voice actor,  Kevin Czarnecki, this Wednesday at The Galway Arms (2442 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614) at 7pm// $2 students // $4 general admission // 17+ //

Lies, a brand new all-fiction reading series, premieres this Wednesday night at 8pm at Cafe Mustache (2313 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) and will feature readings by Megan KirbyChris BowerJuan Martinez, and Jessica Berger. Don’t miss it! // Free show // 17+ // 


Say farewell to Shame That Tune, this Friday at 6:30pm at The Hideout Inn (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642). Join hosts Brian CostelloAbraham Levitan, and Jeanine O’Toole for a viking’s funeral of a send-off to this cult classic series. // Free show // Pizza and dance party will be provided //


You’re Being Ridiculous: Rites of Passage will take place at Mary’s Attic (5400 N Clark St (Above Hamburger Mary’S), Chicago, Illinois 60640) Saturday night at 7:30pm and will feature awesome readings by the likes of DeeAnn Duli, Jo Gilbride, Adrianne Gunn, Brenna Kearney, Arlene Malinowski, Jeremy Owens, Jennifer Peepas, and Parker Stockman. Don’t miss it! // Get tickets //