Live-Lit Roundup for the week of January 24th, 2017

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Authors Christine Sneed and Renee Rosen will be at The Book Stall (811 Elm St, Winnetka, Illinois 60093) tonight at 6:30pm. Sneed is the author of the short story collection, The Virginity of Famous Men and Rosen is the author of White Collar Girl. Rosen’s highly anticipated new novel, Windy City Blues is forthcoming from Berkley Press this February.
// This event is free and open to the public // All ages //


Poetry off the Shelf will feature poetess Robin Coste Lewis tomorrow night at 7pm at the Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654). Lewis is the Provost’s Fellow in Poetry and Visual Studies at the University of Southern California and the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, winner of the 2015 National Book Award for poetry.
// This event is free and open to the public // All ages //

Miss Spoken is back at The Gallery Cabaret (2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tomorrow night at 7pm! The theme of this month’s show is “Heroes”; featured performers include Amy SumpterAllie Kahan, and more. 
// Donations go toward paying the performers // 21+ // 

Ja Ja Ja: A Night of Stand Up Comedy by Latinos will take place at the East Room (2354 N Milwaukee, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tomorrow night at 9pm. Featured performers include Gwen La RokaJasbir Singh VazquezStephanie Weber, and more. Get tickets before they sell out! // Get tickets // 21+ // 


The Conversation: Art and Resistance will take place this Thursday at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) at 7:30pm. This special panel will feature discussions between authors like Aleksandar HemonCoya Paz, and Monica Trinidad. Don’t miss this important event! // Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Come out to Rosa’s Lounge (3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) to celebrate four years of The Stoop! The theme of this special show is aptly titled, “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop“. Join Lily Be and Clarence in welcoming Kellye HowardCorrbette Pasko, and TeQuila Sahaya Shabazz to the stage. The Stoop will be collecting donations for The BRIJ Embassy for Black America, a cooperative dedicating to eradicating poverty and building wealth in Black America. // Make a donation // 21+ // 

Blow off some steam and come out to Drunk TED Talks Chicago at The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) at 8pm. Down some beers and listen to A-list performances by Britt JuliousSasha GeffenErik Adams and more.
// This event is free and open to the public // 21+ // 

We’ll be releasing a follow-up Live-Lit Roundup dedicated solely to the ongoing Fillet of Solo Festival at the Lifeline Theatre today as well, stay tuned!