Archive for February 2013

Dan Shapiro's Rigged Open Mic SUNDAY MARCH 10th at Cole's Bar

Dan Shapiro's Rigged Open Mic SUNDAY MARCH 10th at Cole's Bar
Do you know what next Sunday is?! Only the greatest Sunday EVER!  DAN SHAPIRO’S RIGGED OPEN MIC IS BACK!!!  It’s at Cole’s Bar (2338 N Milwaukee Ave.) and sign up for the open mic starts at 8pm sharp (no punk time!) There will be poetry, there will be stories, and there will be Dan Shapiro’s unique... Read more »

Short Stories for One Dollar apiece at "One Dollar Stories"

Short Stories for One Dollar apiece at "One Dollar Stories"
Short Stories for One Dollar apiece. This fair exchange rate is the business model for One Dollar Stories (http://tulipparlor.com/dollar-stories/), an independent enterprise that currently has a 12 story catalog for sale in Chicago, New York City, Texas, Indiana and the internet (http://tulipparlor.com/locations.html). With subjects from summer romance to strip clubs, hunting trips to homelessness, skateboarding... Read more »

What is your favorite book of all time?

What is your favorite book of all time?
I am compiling a master list of everyone’s favorite book to post on the site tomorrow, and I want to hear what yours is. Simply comment below, on our Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/chicago-literati) or Tweet us (@chicagoliterati) with the title, author and reason why the book you chose is your favorite, and I’ll add you to... Read more »
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Write Club Founder Ian Belknap Teaching Workshops in Writing/Performance This Spring

Write Club Founder Ian Belknap Teaching Workshops in Writing/Performance This Spring Ian Belknap, founder and Overlord of Write Club, (the competitive philanthropic readings series now in six North American cities) is expanding his resume to include “teacher”. This spring Belknap is teaching a series of workshops in Writing/Solo Performance in two locations – starting in... Read more »

I Want To Know Your Favorite Book Of All Time!

I Want To Know Your Favorite Book Of All Time!
What is your favorite book of all time? It can be one from your childhood (like Harold and the Purple Crayon) or it can be one from high school English, or a recent book club, hell, it could even be a information manual! From now until March 1st, I’m compiling a list of everyone’s all time... Read more »

Open Submissions!

Chicago Literati offers OPEN SUBMISSIONS!  Poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, short stories and flash fiction are welcome! The only policy is: prose must not exceed 100,00 words. Email Chicago Literati (at) Gmail (dot) com today with your submissions.    
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Poem the News: An Original Way to Interpret the News! (via CBS Chicago)

Everyone interprets the news. Major media outlets ranging from CNN, Fox and even Kabletown Comcast/NBC devote their time to pontificating current events. Every TV personality shares an opinion about whether or not the sequester is a good idea or not, or why Anne Hathaway wore a gown that looked like an apron with nipples. In a way, even... Read more »

Do You Have An Upcoming Literary Event? Let Us Know!

Do You Have An Upcoming Literary Event? Let Us Know!
  Did you land a book deal? Is your reading series or artistic collective hosting an event in the near future? Is your favorite author coming for a book signing and you want everyone to know about it? Send me information about your upcoming literary event and I’ll publish it to the blog! Email me... Read more »

A Promise To The Community

Today I shared with you an exclusive interview with Nami Mun. In the interview, Mun talks about her volunteer work with such organizations as The Night Ministry, Literature For All Of Us, and the Neighborhood Writing Alliance. Like Chicago Literati, these organizations have made a promise to the community. Mun alerted me to the fact that these organizations get lost... Read more »
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Nami Mun Sits Down With Chicago Literati

Nami Mun Sits Down With Chicago Literati
After emigrating with her family from Seoul, South Korea to New York City when she was only eight-years-old, Nami Mun learned that life involved taking risks. When she reached adolescence, she ran away from home and held down a number of odd jobs, including selling Avon door to door, coordinating activities for a nursing home,... Read more »