Live-Lit Roundup for the week of October 3rd, 2016

Tuesday Funk (c) 2016


Author Rebecca Makkai will be in conversation with Katie Chase tomorrow night at 7pm at Volumes Bookcafe (1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622); Chase’s debut short story collection, Man & Wife, has been heralded by critics as “subversive”.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Don’t miss Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf (5148 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) tomorrow night at 7:30pm; featured readers include Kevin Smokler and KB Jensen. Andrew Huff and Eden Robins host.
// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 


Reading Under the Influence (RUI) is back at Sheffield’s Beer & Wine Garden (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) Wednesday night at 7pm; featured readers include Veronica PoppDaniel Story, and more.
// $3 cover // 21+ //


Come out to the Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) Thursday night 7pm to celebrate Rosellen Brown; Brown will be receiving the Fuller Award for Lifetime Achievement! There will be a soirée to follow.
// Free and open to the public // All ages //

Story Club North Side proudly presents, “Press Your Luck”, this Thursday at 7:30pm at the ring-a-ding-ding Holiday Club (4000 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613); featured headliners include Ada Cheng and Kendra Stevens. There will also be 3 open mic slots for true stories that can be told in 8 minutes or less.
// $10 suggested donation // 21+ //


2nd Story presents, “Forging Ahead: Stories of Striving for Change”, Friday (Saturday and Sunday as well) at 7:30pm at PUB 626 (1406 W Morse Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60626); featured headliners include Wyl VillacresLeTanya Lane, and more.
// $20 online or at the door // 21+ // 


Absinthe & Zygote #33: “Many Hands Clapping”, will take place on Saturday night at 7pm at the Experimental Sound Studio (5925 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660); featured performers include Olivia Lilley and Kate Morris.
// Free and open to the public // All ages //

Come out to Volumes Bookcafe (1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) Saturday night at 7pm for XX, Will Travel: LIVE! Stories of travel will be shared by Danette Chavez and Sameena Mustafa, as well as by co-hosts Ines Bellina and Kathy Pulkrabek, don’t miss it!
// $10 suggested donation // All ages //


Celebrate four years of That’s All She Wrote this Sunday at 7:30pm at Great Lakes Tattoo (1148 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642); Nikki Bartolini and Susan Herold are among the featured readers; JH Palmer and Angela Benander host.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Did we miss something? Email us at chicagoliterati(at)gmail(d0t)com and we’ll add your listing to future roundups!