Ron Swanson, Dana Scully to visit Chicago and other events not to be missed this weekend

Ron Swanson, Dana Scully to visit Chicago and other events not to be missed this weekend
(Image courtesy Dutton Adult Publishers 2013)

Friday October 4th, 2013 

Nick Offerman, the actor best known for playing Ron Swanson on Parks & Recreation, will be at The Music Box Theater promoting his new book, Paddle Your Own Canoe. The event is sponsored by the magnificent folks over at Unabridged Bookstore. Tickets are available here. This event starts at 6pm. 

Samantha Irby will be at the Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Park having a special meat&greet to promote her widely acclaimed new series of essays, Meaty. Irby's book has been chosen to be part of Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Authors program. Free, open to the public. This event starts at 7pm. 

Judith Valente will be at Women & Children First in Andersonville promoting her new book, The Art of Pausing. This event starts at 7:30pm. Free, open to the public.

Saturday October 5th, 2013 

The Button Down presents a Night of Storytelling about "Ugly" will take place at the Ugly Mug Cafe in Noble Square. Featured readers include Michael Sanchez, Caitlin Savage and many more talented writers. Snuggle in with a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll and enjoy a cozy night of great storytelling. Free, open to the public, BYOB. This event starts at 7pm. 

Fans of The X-Files will be ecstatic to hear that Gillian Anderson, the actress best known for her portrayal of the skeptical Dana Scully on the long-running science fiction series, will be at DePaul University's Theater School playing the Stage Manager in Thornton Wilder's beloved classic, Our Town. Anderson is an alumna of the Theater School's program. Tickets available here. This event starts at 7:30pm. DePaul's Fullerton Stage. 

Sunday October 6th, 2013 

Come out to Theater Wit for the October installment of Here's The Story. Featured readers include Carly Oishi, Bobby Biedrzycki and many more incredible storytellers. As always, there will be five slots open for anyone in the audience who has a story to tell, be it fact or fiction. This is a cozy, potluck event and one that merits many visits. This event starts at 7:30pm for potluck & sign-up, show starts at 8pm. $8, free if you bring food. Tickets are available herePlease purchase tickets in advance. 

Do you have an upcoming literary event? Want us to help promote it? Email us here: chicagoliterati(at)gmail(dot)com. 


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