Live-Lit Roundup for the Week of April 17th, 2017

Sarah Squirm (c) 2017

Tonight

Essay Fiesta returns to the Book Cellar (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) tonight at 7pm featuring performances by renowned playwright, Barrie Cole, Moth champion, Erin Diamond, and more! // Free but donations to 826CHI are encouraged // 21+ //

Do Not Submit: Uptown is tonight at Uptown Underground (4707 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640) at 7pm. Hosted by Sarah Bunger and Steve Glickman, Do Not Submit: Uptown is part of the Do Not Submit: Chicago series that encourages storytellers (novice and veteran) to get up to the open mic and tell their story. Share your story tonight! // Free and open to the public // All ages //

Ladylike, a new feminist storytelling series, will take place at Cafe Mustache (2313 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) tonight at 8pm. Featured storytellers include Sabeen SadiqLe AboavMarilee, and more! Allison Dunne and Gena Gephart host. // Free and open to the public // 17+ // 

Tomorrow

Come out to The Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) tomorrow at 7pm for the April installment of The Open Door Readings, featuring David TrinidadBenjamin WilliamsChristina Pugh, and Brianna Noll// Free and open to the public // All ages //

The book launch party hosted by Women & Children First Bookstore for Fallout by bestselling mystery author, Sarah Paretsky, will take place at the Swedish American History Museum (5211 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) tomorrow at 7pm. Champagne and cake will be served! // Free and open to the public // 21+ //

Identity Flip: Porn will take place at the GMan Tavern (3740 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60613) at 8pm. Featured performers include Michael SanchezAngela VelaDon Hall, and more. // $10 at the door // 21+ //

Wednesday

Author, Larry O. Dean will be reading from his new book, Activities of Daily Living, at the Book Cellar (4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625) this Wednesday at 7pm. Featured authors Tara Betts, Chielozona Eze, and Erika Sánchez will read alongside him. // Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Celebrate the release of Renee Engeln‘s new book, Beauty Sick, at Women & Children First (5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640) at 7:30pm this Wednesday. // Free and open to the public // All ages //

Thursday

Do Not Submit: Oldtown will take place at 7pm at the Sedgwick Stop (1612 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL 60614). Bring a story to tell and make some new friends at this very welcoming open mic series! Billy Sullivan and Lauren Huffman host.
// Free and open to the public // All ages // 

Friday

Poetry off the Shelf proudly presents Nagata Kazuhiro. This special event will take place at the Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654) at 7pm.
// Free and open to the public // All ages //

Larry O. Dean cordially invites you to another installment of his red robin concert storytelling series, Folk You! this Friday at 7:30pm at Silvie’s Lounge (1902 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613). Don’t miss it! // Free and open to the public // 21+ // 

Did we miss something? Email us at chicagoliterati(at)gmail.com to have your reading series included in our Live-Lit Roundup!