Live-Lit Roundup for the week of September 12th, 2016


Feminist Happy Hour will take place at 6:30pm at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647) tonight at 6:30pm. Featured performers include Maya May and Kristin Ryan. There will be an open-mic signup as well.
// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

Is This a Thing? proudly presents “Adventures in Intimacy”, tonight at 7pm at O’Shaughnessy’s (4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640); featured performers include Rachel Simon and Ashley Dillon.
// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

Ian Belknap invites you to Bespeak Studios (737 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614) for Written in Blood 1: Hearts & Minds; this special event will feature the reading of several different essays. Seating is limited, so don’t be late!
// Free and open to the public // All ages //


Flick Lit presents “A Movie That Made Me”, tomorrow night at 8pm at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613). Featured storytellers include Lily BeJames Gordon, and A.J. Sorensen. Don’t miss it!
// $5 // All ages // 

This Much is True will take place tomorrow night at 7:30pm at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613).
// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 


Come out to City Lit Books (2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647) at 6:30pm for Six Points Reading Series featuring Toby Altman and Maggie Queeney.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 


Don’t miss the release party for Christine Sneed‘s new short story collection, The Virginity of Famous Men. The party will take place at Bookends & Beginnings (1712 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201) in Evanston at 6:30pm.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Quimby’s Bookstore this Thursday at 7pm! The event will feature the return of the founder of Quimby’s, Steven Svymbersky. The event will of course take place at Quimby’s (1854 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622).
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

The book launch party for Gina Frangello‘s new novel, Every Kind of Wanting, will take place Thursday night at 7:30pm at Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640).
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Come out to The Silver Room (1506 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615) for Grown Folks Stories featuring… YOU! Put your name in the jar for the chance to tell your story.
// $5 // BYOB // 


Story Sessions presents “Pass/Fail” Sunday at 11am at City Winery (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607). Featured performers include Chris Trani and Lisa Maggione.
// Get tickets // 21+ // 

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