Archive for September 2013

Literary events not to be missed this week

Literary events not to be missed this week
Tuesday September 17th  Come out to WRITE CLUB Chicago — Chapter 49, A Time to Dismember at The Hideout. Write Club Founder and Overlord Ian Belknap will be presiding over another installment of this “punchy” reading series tomorrow night at 7pm. Featured performers include: Matt Pine, Mark Chrisler, Mason Johnson, Daniel Shapiro, Carly Oishi and... Read more »

My belly is satisfied after indulging in Meaty, Samantha Irby’s book debut of a collection of short, personal essays

My belly is satisfied after indulging in Meaty, Samantha Irby’s book debut of a collection of short, personal essays
I don’t think I have ever read a book that left me wishing the author was my new best friend, or that my mind had created the rich short stories printed on the page. Samantha Irby’s Meaty did just that. Sam, can I call you Sam? I may have developed a girl crush on you.... Read more »

Call for submissions!

Everyone has a secret, what’s yours? Submit essays, poetry and short stories to Chicago Literati by November 8th at 10am. Please follow submission guidelines. Email us at chicagoliterati(at)gmail(d0t)com. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!    
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Sarah Tracey, Larry O. Dean and Matthew Klane will be reading at Ipsento Coffee House in Bucktown this Saturday night

Sarah Tracey, Larry O. Dean and Matthew Klane will be reading at Ipsento Coffee House in Bucktown this Saturday night
This Saturday come out to the Ipsento Coffee House in Bucktown, grab a cafe au lait and listen to three great writers perform their latest work. Sara Tracey, Larry O. Dean and Matthew Klane will be at the Ipsento Coffee House as part of the Ipsento Lit reading series hosted by Jennifer Karmin and Ryan... Read more »

Why I am not seeing the Salinger documentary

Why I am not seeing the Salinger documentary
I wanted to give it a chance. God knows, I love me some JD Salinger. If you meet any one of my friends, they’ll tell you it’s not Mr. Darcy’s fictitious pants I’m after, but Zooey Glass’s. So why would I not be drawn to the Salinger documentary? JD Salinger was one of the world’s most... Read more »

Here's The Story presents Hearing Voices tonight at 7:30pm

Here's The Story presents Hearing Voices tonight at 7:30pm
It’s five o’clock. Work is done. If you’re at a loss of what to do, come out to Here’s The Story (1225 W. Belmont) at 7:30pm tonight.  There is a certain piqued sense of intimacy to this reading series, perhaps attributed to the fact that its a potluck, or maybe because of the courageous candor of the... Read more »
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Writing like Haruki Murakami: Cassie Sheets attempts to cultivate the routines of famous authors

Writing like Haruki Murakami: Cassie Sheets attempts to cultivate the routines of famous authors
An undisciplined writer attempts to find a steady routine by following the routines of well-known authors, no matter how ridiculous they may be. I set three alarms. One next to my bed that I could reach over and turn off, one at the foot of my bed that I had to sit up to reach,... Read more »

All hail the return of Write Club Chicago!

All hail the return of Write Club Chicago!
I was off the ball yesterday due to some unforeseen circumstances, and I forgot to post about the return of Ian Belknap’s reading series: WRITE CLUB Chicago. WRITE CLUB is a reading series that pits two opposing writers against each other for seven minutes and three rounds, the Chicago Reader calls it, “The punchiest thing... Read more »

The Seven Deadly Sins reading series is tonight at Cafe Mustache

The Seven Deadly Sins reading series is tonight at Cafe Mustache
Angela Vela‘s awesome reading series The Seven Deadly Sins will be having its monthly installment tonight at Cafe Mustache in Logan Square (right off the California Blue Line Station). The magic happens at 8pm! There will be booze, noms and featured readers sinners include: LUST…Vito Vitkauskas GREED…Ray Teresi ENVY…Melinda McIntire WRATH..Fred Sasaki SLOTH..Christian Bernal GLUTTONY..Sarah Gallagher... Read more »
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Call for submissions, win $250 courtesy of Chicago's Guild Literary Complex

Call for submissions, win $250 courtesy of Chicago's Guild Literary Complex
CHICAGO’S GUILD LITERARY COMPLEX PRESENTS: 2013 PROSE AWARDS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS   CHICAGO, IL – The Guild Literary Complex is proud to announce an open submission period for our Annual Prose Awards. Every fall, the Guild Complex acknowledges emerging and established writers via a judged competition and recognition event at the historic Chopin Theatre in... Read more »