Live-Lit Roundup for December 14th-20th

Story Club South Side


Come out to Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60661) tonight at 5pm for Chicago StorySLAM On A Dime, sponsored by Vocalo and WBEZ// Get tickets // 21+ // Waiting list opens at 7:45pm // 

Is This A Thing? will be “Going to the Dark Side” tonight at 7pm at O’Shaughnessy’s Pub (4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640). Featured readers include Gint Aras, Ellen Blum Barish, Linda Beckstrom, Maria Kim, Susan Dennison, and Jake Cowan. Suzy Weinberg hosts. // Free and open to the public // 21+ // 


WRITE CLUB is back at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) tomorrow night at 7pm. Come see Ian Belknap and Samantha Irby face off in what is sure to be a Christmas treat! 
// $15 at the door // 21+ // 

The Open Door Readings: December will take place at the Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) Tuesday night at 7pm. Northwestern University’s John O’Connor will be reading with his daughter, Alison O’Connor// Free and open to the public // All ages //

Story Club South Side is all about Getting Cozy, Tuesday night at 8pm at Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608). The event will double as a pot-luck, and featured readers include poet/essayist, James Gordon, activist/educator, Richard Gamboa, and Emmy award winning writer, Joe Janes.
// Free and open to the public // All ages //  

The Pungent Parlour Send-Off Show will take place at Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Featured readers include Jac JemcTovah Burnstein, and more. // Free and open to the public // 21+ // 


Come out to Sector 2337 (2337 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) Wednesday night at 7pm for the MAKE Issue #16: Archive event. Featured readers include Sooze LanierEileen Mueller. and more.
// Free and open to the public // 17+ // 

Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) will be hosting an all-star lineup of authors Wednesday night at 7pm. Come hear Gina FrangelloAleksander HemonChristine SneedRebecca Makkai, and Eric Charles May read. Snacks and wine will be available. // Free and open to the public // 21+ // 


Celebrate the season with the Second Annual Curbside Splendor Yuletide Book Party Thursday night at Beauty Bar Chicago (1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622). Ben Tanzer and Vu Tran are among the featured readers. The festivities kick off at 7pm!
// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

Do Not Submit: Old Town will take place at the Sedgwick Stop (1612 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614) Thursday night at 7:30pm; sign-up for the open mic starts at7pmLauren Huffman and Mac MacDevitt host.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Seth Davis and Michael Sanchez host another episode of I Shit You Not! this Thursday at the Logan Theatre (2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 8pm. Come hear candid stories by Alicia SwizEric Oren, and more! // $5 admission // 17+ //


Join author Carly Kocurek in celebrating her release of Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade at Geek Bar (1941 W North Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) Saturday at 3pm
// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 


The Marrow is back at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 6pm. Join hosts Leah Pickett and Naomi Huffman in welcoming Britt JuliousMegan Kirby, Ted Wesenberg, and Dave Reidy to the stage. // Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

Did we miss something? Email us at chicagoliterati(at)gmail(dot)com with your upcoming live-lit event and we’ll be sure to add your series to future installments!

*This article has been updated to include Do Not Submit: Old Town.