Live-Lit Roundup for the week of March 13th, 2017

Tonight

Come out to The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) for Feminist Happy Hour: Ladies First Edition, tonight at 6pm. There will be a special block of comedy by Becca BrownSarah Squirm, and Carly Ballerini, music by Lykanthea, and a special reflection on The Women’s March by Chloe RileyAlicia Swiz hosts. // $10 suggested donation // 21+ // 

Is This a Thing? presents “Love, Death and Taxes” tonight at 7pm at O’Shaughnessy’s Public House (4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640). Featured readers include Jack BorqueMargaret Dunn, and more. // Free and open to the public // 21+ //

Tomorrow

Don’t miss Sappho’s Salon tomorrow night at 7:30pm at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) in Andersonville. March’s showcase will feature music by Nire Nah, art by Mari DeOleo, and stories by Ada ChengLiz Baudler and Eileen Tull host. // $7-$10 sliding scale admission // All ages // 

Wednesday

Poetry off the Shelf will feature Safiya Sinclair this Wednesday at 7pm at The Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654). Sinclair is a recipient of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and a 2016 Whiting Writers’ Award. Her poetry has been published in numerous literary journals including POETRYTriQuarterly, and Kenyon Review// Free and open to the public // All ages //

Roxane Gay will be in conversation with Britt Julious at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) this Wednesday at 7pm. Gay will be discussing her new short story collection, Difficult Women. Get tickets now before they sell out! // Get tickets // All ages // 

Thursday

Come out to Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) for Author Conversation with Martha Hall Kelly and Melanie Benjamin, this Thursday at 7:30pm. Benjamin and Hall will be discussing Kelly’s new book, Lilac Girls// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Do Not Submit: Old Town will take place at The Sedgwick Shop (1612 North Sedgwick Street, Chicago, IL 60614) this Thursday at 7:30pm. Sign up to tell your story at 7pm// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Friday

Folk You! March 2017 will take place at Silvie’s Lounge (1902 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613) this Friday at 7:30pm. This month will feature LODDalice Malice, and Snezana Zabic// Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

Poet Nickole Brown will be reading from her new poetry collection, Fanny Says, this Friday at 7:30pm at Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640). // Free and open to the public // All ages // 

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