Live-Lit Roundup for the Week of April 18th, 2016

The Moth (c) 2016

Tonight

Roosevelt University’s MFA Reading Series welcomes acclaimed author Tom Williams tonight at 5pm. The reading will take place at the Gage Building (18 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60603). // Free and open to the public // 17+ //

Do Not Submit: Lincoln Park will take place at CityGrounds Coffee Bar (507 W Dickens Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60614) tonight at 6:30pm// Free and open to the public // 17+ // 

Samantha Irby is headlining Essay Fiesta; head on over to The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625). The festivities kick off at 7pm// Free and open to the public // Donations are encouraged // 17+ // 

Chicago GrandSLAM presented by The Moth will take place at the Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) at 7pm// Get tickets // 17+ //

Tuesday

Don’t you dare miss the April installment of WRITE CLUB at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642)! Ian Belknap will be facing off against Peter-John Byrnes (tyranny v. freedom); the magic happens at 7pm// $10 // 21+ // 

Head out to Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608) for Story Club South Side! Tomorrow night at 8pm. Featured performers include James Gordon and Joy Ellison// $10 suggested donation // BYOB // 21+ // 

Wednesday

Carlos Hernandez will be performing at the Gumbo Fiction Salon, this Wednesday at 7pm. This event will take place at The Galway Arms (2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614).
// $4 General Admission // $2 Student Admission // 17+ // 

Elizabeth Crane (author of THE HISTORY OF GREAT THINGS) will be in conversation with Megan Stielstra this Wednesday at 7:30pm at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640). // Get tickets // 17+ // 

Thursday

Don’t miss Christine Sneed and Grace Tiffany in conversation at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) this Thursday at 7:30pm.
// Free and open to the public // 17+ // 

Grown Folks Stories is back at The Silver Room (1506 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615) Thursday at 8pm. Put your name in the special jar for a chance to tell your story! // $5 suggested donation // 17+ // 

Saturday

20×2 Chicago presents “Why Did You Stop?” This Saturday at 6:30pm at Schubas (3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657). Featured performers include Lily BeMelissa DuPrey, and Ines Bellina// $10 // All ages // 

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