Live-Lit Roundup for the week of December 5th, 2016

OUTspoken! (c) 2016


OUTspoken, Chicago’s leading LGBTQ Storytelling Series, kicks off at 6pm tomorrow night at Sidetrack: The Video Bar (3349 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60657). Featured readers include Elon Cameron, David Ferrell, Ashlee Robison, and more, don’t miss it!
// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

Tuesday Funk is back at Hopleaf (5148 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) tomorrow night at 7:30pm! Come celebrate the 100th episode of this classic Chicago reading series featuring readings by Connor Coyne, Reinhardt Suarez, Hallie Palladino, and more!
Eden Robins and Andrew Huff host. // Free and open to the public // 21+ //


Come out to Sheffield’s Beer & Wine Garden (3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) for RUI: Reading Under the Influence. The theme for the December installment is, “Lights Out”, and will feature readings by Keith Kappel, Benham Riahi, and Samantha Lafountain. Doors open at 7pm, so grab a burger and a beer prior to the 7:30pm show.
//$3 cover // 21+ //

Columbia College students Ashlee Bond-Richardson and T. Daniel Frost are this month’s featured readers at the Gumbo Fiction Salon Series. The salon takes place at the Galway Arms (2442 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614) at 7pm
//$2 students, $4 general admission // 17+ // 

Authors Ronna Wineberg and Donna Baier Stein will be at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) discussing their new books this Wednesday at 7:30pm. Wineburg recently released the short story collection, Of Nine Facts That Can Change Your Life, and Stein is the author of The Silver Baron’s Wife.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 


There will be a special author conversation between Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Carol Anshaw this Thursday at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) this Thursday at 7:30pm; Bledsoe will be discussing her Cold War novel, A Thin Bright Line.


The CHI*PRC (858 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60620) and Wasted Pages will be hosting RHINO: 40 Readings, 40 Cities featuring readings by Sarah CarsonPablo Otavalo, and Kenyatta Rogers//$5 suggested donation // All ages //

Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) will be hosting Holiday Storytime with Drag Queens this Saturday from 3pm-3:45pm! The Queens hosting the story hour are Muffy Fishbasket, Coco Sho-Nell, and Ashley Morgan!
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 


That’s All She Wrote is back at Great Lakes Tattoo (1148 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60642) this Sunday at 8pm. Join hosts Angela Benander and JH Palmer in welcoming Turi Ryder, Rukmini Girish, Mare Swallow, and Tamara Matthews to the stage. All proceeds will go to the Muslim Women Resource Center. // $5 suggested donation // All ages //

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