Feminist Happy Hour proudly presents #NastyWoman Edition tonight at 6:30pm at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647). Join the amazing feminist pundit, Alicia Swiz, in welcoming Amy Sumpter, Ada Cheng, Anita M. Melcher, and more to the stage. Delicious cocktails will be served and comforting conversations will surely be enjoyed. // Make a donation to SlutTalk // 21+ //
There will be a special live taping of Death, Sex & Money featuring author Mara Wilson (former actress known for Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street). Following the conversation there will be a special screening of Wilson’s favorite movie Clueless. This special event is sponsored by WBEZ’s Passport Podcast series. // Get tickets // 17+ //
Is This a Thing? presents “Taboo“, tonight at 7pm at O’Shaughnessy’s Public House (4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640). Featured readers include Nestor Gomez, Julian Jackson, Claire Muller, and more! // Free and open to the public // 21+ //
Come out to Columbia College Chicago (624 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605) for the Aesthetics of Research Salon Series featuring Sundress Publications authors Kristin LaTour and Donna Vorreyer this Tuesday at 6pm. // Free and open to the public // All ages //
The November edition of the Open Door Readings at the Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) will feature CM Burroughs and her student Chrissy Martin, alongside Philip Jenks and his student Ethan Viets-VanLear. This special event kicks off at 7pm. // Free and open to the public // All ages //
Don’t you dare miss Flick Lit‘s final show of 2016! Come hear inspiring and candid stories from Nestor Gomez, Kelsie Huff, Archie Jamjun, and Jessica Wolfe. Even better, Eileen Tull and Suzy Kahn Weinberg will go head-to-head debating the merits/demerits of Annie Hall. Flick Lit is an exciting reading series that artfully blends classic cinema with personal essays AND trivia! Flick Lit takes place at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613) tomorrow night at 8pm.
// Get tickets // 17+ //
Story Club South Side presents “Choice”, tomorrow night at 8pm at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608). Featured readers include Leticia Jiminez, Paul Gaszak, and J.H. Palmer. There will be 3 open-mic slots available, but be advised that stories must be real and not run over 8 minutes. A free storytelling workshop will precede the event an hour prior to the reading series itself, so any curious burgeoning storytellers are encouraged to go. // $10 suggested donation // 21+ // BYOB // BYOS //
There will be a special author conversation between Claudia Casper and Christine Rice this Wednesday at 7:30pm at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640). Ms. Casper will discuss her new novel, The Mercy Journals.
// Free and open to the public // 17+ //
Poetry Magazine will be celebrating its annual fall party at the Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) this Wednesday at 7pm. Events include readings by Marianne Boruch, Tina Boyer Brown, and Tarfia Faizullah.
// Free and open to the public // 17+ //
The Stoop will be celebrating Queen Lily Be‘s birthday with a tamale jam this Thursday at 7:30pm at Rosa’s Lounge (3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647). Featured readers include Ada Cheng, Willy Nast, Natalie, and more! Clarence and Lily Be host.
// $3 // 21+ //
Author Peter Orner will be discussing his new book, Am I Alone Here? Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live with Elizabeth Taylor, Literary Editor at Large for the Chicago Tribune. This event will take place at 6pm at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore (5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637). // Free and open to the public // All ages //
Sunday Salon Chicago‘s November installment will take place at the Riverview Tavern (1958 W Roscoe St, Chicago, Illinois 60657) at 7pm. Featured readers include Christine Sneed, Maggie Kast, and more! // Free and open to the public // 21+ //