Live-Lit Roundup for the week of February 21st, 2017

Writers with Drinking Problems (c) 2017


Miss Spoken presents “Basic”, tomorrow night at 7pm at The Gallery Cabaret (2020 N Oakley Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647). Featured headliners include Danette Chavez of The AV Club, former producer of Story Club North Side, Ali Kelley, and a mystery guest. Rosamund Lannin and Carly Oishi host. // Free and open to the public // 21+ //

Do Not Submit: Edgewater will take place at Burke’s Public House (5401 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640) tomorrow night at 7pm. Do Not Submit encourages writers with no experience to hone in on their storytelling talents and is a very welcoming reading series. Jill Howe and Nestor Gomez host. // Free and open to the public // 21+ // 


Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) will be hosting a special author conversation with Emily Robbins and Rebecca Makkai in honor of Robbin’s highly anticipated novel, A Word For Love. The event kicks off at 7:30pm. Don’t miss it! // Free and open to the public // All ages // 


Drinkers with Writing Problems returns to Brisku’s Bistro & Bar (4100 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618) this Friday at 7:30pm. Join host Elizabeth Gomez in welcoming performers Shanna ShrumConor Cawley, and Kim Nelson (among others) to the stage. It’s going to be a fun night! // $10 suggested donation // 21+ //

The Group Project proudly presents “Everything That Rises: The Other Wo(Man)” this Friday at 8:30pm at The Orphanage (643 W 31st St, Chicago, Illinois 60616). Featured headliners include Ada ChengEmily Roth, and more. The Steins will scoring this event, and DJ Howard hosts. // $10 donation or pay what you can // 21+ //


Don’t miss Ayana Mathis and Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi in conversation at The Seminary Co-Op Bookstore (5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637) this Saturday at 3pm. Mathis penned The Twelve Tribes of Hattie: A Novel, and Oloomi is the author of Fra Keeler// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Two Queens, 1 Mic is back at The Revival Theater (1160 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615) in Hyde Park this Saturday at 9:30pm. Hosted by famed comediennes, Brandi Denise and Kellye Howard, this month’s show will feature performances by Alex KuminDewayne Perkins, and more. Be sure to get your tickets now, their debut show was sold out!
// Get tickets // 17+ // 


Make a dish to pass and be sure to come out to Here, Chicago at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) this Sunday at 8pm. Here, Chicago is the unique reading series that doubles as a potluck dinner. Hosted by Janna Sobel and Nnamdi Ngwe, this Sunday’s show will feature stories by poet and prison abolitionist, Nate Olison, singer/songwriter, Aliz Jireh, and UFO researcher, Sam Maranto. Dinner will be served at 7:30pm// $11 or free with dish to pass // All ages // 

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