Live Lit Roundup for October 12th-18th

Steve Delahoyde

Tonight 

Jake Cowan hosts Is This A Thing? tonight at O’Shaughnessy’s Public House (4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640) at 7pm. Featured readers include Cheryl Sloane and Melissa Wiley.
// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

Tomorrow

Curbside Splendor Publishing presents Dasha KellyErika T. Wurth, and Todd Kaneko at The Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) tomorrow night at 7pm.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

This Much Is True celebrates seven years tomorrow night at 7:30pm at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613). Featured readers include Debra EhrhardtKohl Miner, and more. Stephanie Douglass and Scott Whitehair host.
// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

Elizabeth GomezSean White, and Archie Arch J are just a few of the headliners who’ll be reading at the October installment of The Seven Deadly Sins tomorrow night at 8pm. This fun series produced by Angela Vela and Ray Teresi takes place at Cafe Mustache (2313 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) and features seven unique performers assigned seven different sins.
// Free and open to the public // Food served until 8pm // 17+ //

Wednesday

Come out to City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647) to hear Joe MenoNina Revoyr, and Patrick Wesnik read from their exciting new books. This event will take place at 6:30pm.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Cinephiles rejoice! Flick Lit: Reel-to-Real Storytelling for Movie Lovers premieres Wednesday night at 7:30pm at The Logan Theatre (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). Featured performers include Eileen TullLaura Scruggs, and more.
// Free and open to the public // 18+ // 

Thursday 

Celebrate the release of Audrey Niffenegger’s spooky new short story collection, Ghostly, Thursday night at City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 6:30pm. Niffenegger will be reading alongside Donna SeamanEric Charles May, and Amy GiacaloneGhostly is edited and illustrated by Niffenegger.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Do Not Submit: Old Town is this Thursday at 7pm at The Sedgwick Stop (1612 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614). Sign up to tell your story! Kevin D’Ambrosio and Lauren Huffman host.
// Free and open to the public // 17+ // 

Friday

Featuring unique and diverse writing from students, The View From Here: Stories About Chicago Neighborhoods, offers a unique and refreshing perspective on the city. Celebrate the release of this fascinating anthology Friday night at 5pm at the Columbia College Chicago Bookstore (624 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605). Patricia Ann McNair will offer a beautiful introduction to five of the contributing writers.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Funny Ha Ha returns to the Hideout Inn (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) Friday night at 6:30pm. Produced by Claire Zulkey, this series marks a new standard for live lit. Friday’s featured performers include Alicia Swiz, Kelsie HuffSteve Delahoyde, and more, don’t miss it!
// $10 suggested donation // 21+ // 

 Sunday

Brunch with the wonderful folks at Story Sessions, Sunday morning at 11am! This special event takes place at City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60607) and will feature readings by John HahmEllen Blum Barish, and more. Music will be provided by James Neary.
// Get tickets // 21+ // 

The Marrow is back at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Sunday night at 6pm! Featured readers include Coya PazGeoff Hyatt, and more. Leah Pickett and Naomi Huffman host.
// Free and open to the public // 21+ //

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