Live-Lit Roundup for the week of April 10th, 2017

Is This A Thing? (c) 2017


Is This A Thing? presents “Fool Me Once” tonight at 7pm at O’Shaughnessy’s Pub (4557 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640). Featured readers include Elizabeth Gomez, Anita Mechler, David Stratton, and more! Jake Cowan hosts. // Free and open to the public // 21+ //

Come out to The Whistler (2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) for Feminist Happy Hour hosted by Alicia Swiz! Featured performers include McKenzie ChinnMona Aburmishan, and more. 50% of donations to tonight’s show will be donated to A Long Walk Home, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to empower women. // $10 suggested donation // 21+ // 


Sappho’s Salon celebrates it’s Two Year Anniversary tomorrow night at 7:30pm at Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640). Join your awesome hosts Liz Baudler and Eileen Tull for a night of fun featuring the always amazing, Lily BeRachel Simon, and Aidan Sparklebear// $7-$10 sliding scale donation // Proceeds go to the Women’s Voices Fund // All ages // 


Don’t miss authors Renee Rosen and Greer McAllister this Thursday at Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) at 7pm. Wine and cheese will be had, books will be signed, and great fun will ensue! // Free and open to the public // 21+ //

Do Not Submit: Pilsen will take place at La Catrina Cafe (1011 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608). Join your host Char Lee and bring a story to tell! Sign up to read at the open mic promptly at 7pm, stories begin at 7:30pm// Free and open to the public // All ages //

The Gumbo Fiction Salon will take place this Thursday at 7pm at the Galway Arms (2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614) and will feature Becky Maines. Maines teaches in the publishing program at New York University’s School of Professional Studies and is currently proprietor of Maison Verte, which provides editorial and production services to publishers, authors, and corporations. // $2 admission for students // $4 General Admission // 17+ // 


Do Not Submit: Oak Park will take place at the Eastgate Cafe (102 Harrison St, Oak Park, IL 60304) at 7pm. Bring a good story to tell and remember to sign up promptly at 7pmMargaret BurkGabriela Rodil, and Peter R. LeGrand, host. // Free and open to the public // All ages // 

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