Live-Lit Roundup for November 16th-22nd, 2015

Story Club South Side Story Club South Side


Ever wanted to try your hand at live-lit but lacked the proper outlet? 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 to read your story! Sign up for the open mic and enjoy the emcee stylings of Ray Teresi and Eileen Tull through out the night.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Curbside Splendor Publishing and The Annoyance Theatre present The Lit/Comedy Roundtable tonight at 7pm. Featured headliners include Claire ZulkeyMegan StielstraRebecca O’Neal, and more. This panel discussion will take place at Annoyance Theatre & Bar (851 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) and is hosted by Dave Rediy (The Voiceover Artist). // Get tickets // 21+ // 

Essay Fiesta celebrates six years tonight at 7pm at The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625). The reading series, founded in 2009 by Keith Ecker (PleasureTown, Guts & Glory) and Alyson Lyon (Bobbi Brown Cosmetics), has gone on to become a classic staple in Chicago’s live-lit scene. Join present hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast in welcoming featured headliners Jen BosworthKelsie Huff, and more to the stage tonight. // Donations will be accepted for 826CHI // All ages // 


Alicia Swiz hosts Feminist Happy Hour tomorrow night at 6pm at The Winchester (1001 N Winchester Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622). Mix and mingle with one of Chicago’s top rising feminist pundits. // Get tickets // 21+ // 

WRITE CLUB is back at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) tomorrow night at 7pm. Featured readers include Randall ColburnAli Kelley, and more. Don’t miss it! // $10 at the door // 17+ // 

The VG Reading Series presents Bedlam by Zayd Dohm, tomorrow night at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614).Janet Ulrich BrooksArya Daire, and Joey deBettencourt will read.
// Free and open to the public // 17+ // 

Story Club South Side presents “Super Powers”! Tuesday night at 8pm at Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608). Featured readers include Liz Baudler (Sappho’s Salon), James T. Green, and Courtney AbbottAndrew Marikis hosts.
// Free and open to the public // BYOB // 21+ // 

Ben Tanzer (Lost in Space) will be reading at The Pungent Parlour tomorrow night at 8:30pm at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) in Roscoe Village. Jeff Phillips and Jeremy Solomon host.
// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

The Stoop
The Stoop


The Mingle will host Toby AltmanJessica AnneMike Lopez, and Eddie Ozoma at Ravenswood Used Books (2005 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) Thursday night at 6:30pm// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

CCLaP presents a Chicago Book Expo Preview, Thursday at 6:30pm at City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647). CCLaP authors Ben TanzerJoseph G. Peterson, and Jason Fisk will be in attendance.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Join Clarence Browley and The Stoop in celebrating Lily Be‘s birthday this Thursday at Rosa’s Lounge (3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 7pm. Featured readers include Tim StaffordElizabeth Gomez, and more. // Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

MAKE Literary Productions and partners are proud to present the second annual Lit & Luz Festival at ACRE (1345 W 19th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608) at 7pm. The festival will include poetry readings in Spanish and English, and will feature Mexico City-based poet Luis Felipe Fabre, poet and Action Books founder Joyelle McSweeney, and Duriel E. Harris.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Put your name in the jar for your chance to read a story at Grown Folks Stories™ this Thursday at 8pm at The Silver Room (1506 E 53rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60615), Cara Brigandi hosts. // $5 suggested donation // 21+ // 

I Shit You Not! celebrates three years on Thursday at The Logan Theatre (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 8pm. Featured readers include Maggie Smith and James Gordon// $5 tickets // 17+ // 


MAKE Literary Productions Lit & Luz Festival continues on Friday with FICCIÓN/FICTION at Constellation Chicago (3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) at 7:30pm. This bilingual festival will feature authors Mario BellatinBrenda Lozano, and Adam Levin at the helm. // Free and open to the public // 21+ // 


You’re Being Ridiculous will take place at the Mayne Stage (1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626) Sunday night at 7:30pm and will feature readings by Brooke AllenLily BeKeith Ecker, and more, don’t miss it! // Get tickets // 17+ //

 Want to be added to our Live-Lit Roundup? Email us at chicagoliterati(at)gmail(dot)com with a copy of your press release a month to two weeks in advance and we’ll add your series to future installments!