Live Lit Roundup for September 21st-27th, 2015

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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 OwensGwynn 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*PRC826CHI, Quimby’s, Revolution BookstoreChicago Public Library West Branch, and Volumes Book Cafe. For more info, click this link.

Want to be added to our Live Lit Roundup? Email us at chicagoliterati (at) gmail (dot) com with a PDF copy of your press release and we’ll include you in upcoming installments!