Essay Fiesta is back at The Book Cellar (4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625) tonight at 7pm featuring performances by Janna Sobel, Debbi Welch, and more, don’t miss it!
// Free and open to the public // Donations will be collected for 826CHI // All ages //
Do Not Submit: Uptown will take place at the Uptown Underground (4707 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640) tonight at 7:30pm. Sign up to tell your story promptly at 7pm. Sarah Bunger and Steve Glickman host. // Free and open to the public // All ages //
Story Club South Side returns to the Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, Illinois 60608) tomorrow night at 6:30pm. Headliners include Andrew Saenz, Sarah Bunger, and Timothy McNulty. Andrew Marikis hosts. // $10 suggested donation // All ages //
There will be a special salon for author and attorney, Scott Turrow, this Wednesday at 6pm at The Cliff Dwellers Club (200 S Michigan Ave # 22, Chicago, IL 60604). This event, hosted by the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, will feature a dinner and a salon.
// Registration is required // 21+ //
Beau O’Reilly and Friends proudly present Samuel Beckett’s “All That Fall” this Wednesday and Thursday at The Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654). The fun kicks off at 7pm sharp. // First come, first served // No late entry // All ages //
Come out to Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) to hear award-winning author Jeanette Hurt read from her new book, Women Behind Bars: An Illicit History of Women and Bartending, this Wednesday at 7:30pm. Hurt has been published on Esquire.com and is the author of eight culinary travel books, including: The Cheeses of California: A Culinary Travel Guide. // Free and open to the public // No RSVP required // 21+ //
WRITE CLUB Chicago will have not one, but THREE, performances this week at The 1700 Theatre at Steppenwolf (1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614). Kicking off Thursday at 7pm, headliners include: Willy Nast vs. Carly Oishi, Corrbette Pasko vs. Susan Karp, and Josh Zagoren vs. Erika Price. // Get tickets // 17+ //
If you missed the Thursday performance of WRITE CLUB Chicago at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre (1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614) don’t fret, the Friday performance kicking off at 7pm will feature performances by Barrie Cole, Gwynn Fulcher, and more!
// Get tickets // 17+ //
The special political panel, The Conversation, returns this Friday to Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) at 7:30pm. Entitled, “Being American”, this panel will include conversations between Zoe Zolbrod, Boris Fishman, and more. // Free and open to the public // All ages //
Lily Be, Daniel Shapiro, and Whit Nelson are among the headliners of the Saturday installment of WRITE CLUB Chicago at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre (1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614) this Saturday at 7pm. Don’t miss it! // Get tickets // 17+ //
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