Do Not Submit: Lincoln Park will take place at CityGrounds Coffee Bar (507 W Dickens at Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614) tonight at 6:30pm. Sign up as soon as you come through the door to tell your story! Ray Teresi and Eileen Tull host. // Free event // All ages // Food and drink will be available for purchase //
Essay Fiesta is celebrating National Punctuation Day tonight at 7pm at The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625). Join featured readers Jeremy Owens, Gwynn Fulcher, and more for an exciting night of stories. // Free show // 21+ //
Come out to Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) to hear Caroline Heller read from Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts, Wednesday night at 7:30pm. Heller’s memoir traces the lives of her parents, her uncle, and their circle of intellectuals and dreamers from Central Europe on the eve of World War II to present-day America. // Free event // All ages //
Author Aviya Kushner will be reading from her book, The Grammar of God, this Thursday night at 7:30pm at Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640). Kushner’s book explores her relationship with mentor, Marilynne Robinson, the Bible, and the Hebrew language. // Free event // All ages //
Bid farewell to Monte LaMonte this Thursday night at I Shit You Not! at 8:30pm at The Logan Theater (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647). LaMonte is leaving Chicago for L.A., we’ll be sad to see him go! // $5 // 18+ //
Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) will be hosting An Evening of Poetry, Friday night at 7:30pm. Featured poets include Sara Henning (author of A Sweeter Water), Staci R. Schoenfield, and Kristy Bowen. // Free event // All ages //
Saturday is going to be an exciting day! Wicker Park & West Town Lit Day will take place all day and will feature fun programs by CHI*PRC, 826CHI, Quimby’s, Revolution Bookstore, Chicago Public Library West Branch, and Volumes Book Cafe. For more info, click this link.