Weekly literary event roundup!

Weekly literary event roundup!
(Image from Amina Cain)

Monday November 11th, 2013

Don't miss another edition of WRITE CLUB Chicago at Evanston Space happening at 7pm tonight! This installment of Ian Belknap's prolific series is entitled Chapter 51, Media Circus. This reading series features three rounds of two opposing authors going at it for seven minutes apiece, and the audience chooses the winner. Featured performers include Diana Slickman, David Isaacson and Mary K. FonsWRITE CLUB Chicago--Chapter 51, Media Circus, 7pm, Evanston Space, $10 cash, ATM on premises. 

Tuesday November 12th, 2013 

Come out to Quimby's Bookstore at 7pm and see Anya Davidson read from her captivating new graphic full-length novel, Signs and School Spirits. This event is free, but Davidson's beautiful graphic novel is $19.95. Don't know who Anya Davidson is? We've posted a brief bio of this wunderkind below:

Anya Davidson is a cartoonist and musician based in Chicago. She is the author of numerous zines and was a member of the acclaimed band Coughs. More info at anyadavidson.blogspot.com.

Anya Davidson Reads Signs and School Spirits, 7pm, Quimby's Bookstore, free. 

Angela Vela's brilliant reading series, The Seven Deadly Sins is happening at Cafe Mustache at 8pm. This eclectic series blends storytelling, mixed media, stand-up comedy and poetry together for a fantastic evening in a cozy setting. Each month, Vela assigns an artist or storyteller a sin, and that artist can use which ever form of media they feel most comfortable with to weave a real or fictional story based around their assigned sin. Featured performers this month include Deanna Moffitt, Adam Burke, Kelsie Huff and many, many more. Bonus points? Cafe Mustache offers booze, food and coffee! The Seven Deadly Sins... November!!!, 8pm, free show. 

Wednesday November 13th, 2013

The cozy potluck series, A Month of presents Dress to Impress! at Stage 773 at 7:30pm. This series is free if you bring a dish to pass, or $10 if you do not. This month's installment is all about dress code and will feature a variety of authors as well as five open slots to audience members who want to share their story about a time when they were treated differently because of what they wore. Don't miss it! A Month of... Dress to Impress! 7:30pm, Stage 773, $10 or free if you bring a dish to pass. 

Also happening on Wednesday is Solo in the 2nd City at Beauty Bar at 8pm. Join your charismatic hosts, Melinda McIntire and Carly Oishi for a glamorous evening that will not only include awesome stories, but Beauty Bar's Signature Martini & Manicure Special for only $10! Featured performers include Josh Johnson, Amy Sumpter. Sarahlynn Pablo and many more. If you bring a few spare bucks, your donation will go to the Chicago Women's Health Center. Solo in the 2nd City, 8pm, Beauty Bar Chicago. This event is free, but please bring a donation. 

Friday November 15th, 2013 

Grown Folks Stories is Filming! at The Silver Room. This is a special edition of the reading series, as the curators made a pitch to A&E and the 48 Hour Film Project for a reality show and now said television network will be taping the series, and you have a chance to be in the audience! Come out to hear some amazing stories and be apart of history. Grown Folks Stories if Filming!, 6pm, The Silver Room. 

The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour is happening at The Hideout! Come see Keith Ecker read his piece about death, Julya Savina will talk all about sex, and Joseph Goforth will broach the subject of God. Your hosts for the evening are Angela Vela and Danny Black, and music will be provided by DJ Scott Schaefer. The God, Sex & Death Variety Hour, 6:15pm, The Hideout, $5 at the door. 

A Book Launch with Amina Cain and Veronica Gonzalez will take place at 7:30pm at the Logan Center for the Arts. Gonzalez founded Rockypoint Press in 2006, and her 2008 debut novel won the Aztlan Literary Prize. Cain is the author of two  provocative and poignant short story collections, and her work has appeared in BOMB Magazine, n+1, and The Encyclopedia Project. This will surely be a splendid book launch party! A Book Launch with Amina Cain and Veronica Gonzalez, 7:30pm, the Logan Center for the Arts. 

Have an upcoming literary event? Want some help spreading the word? Email us at chicagoliterati[at]gmail[dot]com. 




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