Archive for December 2013

E.D.G.E Theater's MacSith: Shakespeare Meets Star Wars

E.D.G.E Theater's MacSith: Shakespeare Meets Star Wars
Okay. Confession time. One: I have seen more productions of Macbeth throughout my life than there are Star Wars movies, several times over. And, when I was in the second grade, I saw Hamlet on public TV and fell in love with that poor misunderstood Danish prince. Heathcliff came later and established a clear and... Read more »

Submit to us!

Submit to us!
It’s a miracle! Chicago Literati has a brand, spankin’ new Submittable account! Submittable is a database that makes reading submissions easier for yours truly. You can find the link to our Submittable account on the right hand side of our browser right below our fancy Duotrope listing. As a way to celebrate our miraculous new device,... Read more »

Quare Square event at The Jeffrey Pub cancelled tonight due to weather

The Quare Square open mic at The Jeffrey Pub has been cancelled tonight due to Chicago being a frozen tundra and the pub having no heater. Quare Square is a monthly reading series that celebrates queer women of color and their allies.
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Karaoke Idol! Chicago, Pop Goes Alicia LIVE and other awesome events in this week's live lit roundup

Karaoke Idol! Chicago, Pop Goes Alicia LIVE and other awesome events in this week's live lit roundup
Monday December 9th, 2013  Come out to Evanston SPACE (1245 Chicago Ave) at 7pm for another installment of WRITE CLUB Chicago hosted by Overlord Ian Belknap. The theme this go-round is Shower of Power and will pit Magic (Chloe Johnston) against Science (Mary Lorenz) and Flight (Natalie Edwards) against Invisibility (Thomas Simmons). $10 at the door or... Read more »

2nd Story is back at Webster's tonight and tomorrow night for stories of kith & kin

2nd Story is back at Webster's tonight and tomorrow night for stories of kith & kin
In a city teeming with live lit, 2nd Story stands alone. This collaborative reading series is meticulously and painstakingly crafted months in advance by a team of individuals who work passionately to maintain a standard of perfection. Tonight’s show at Webster’s Wine Bar in Lincoln Park is no different. Read the synopsis after the jump: “A... Read more »

Weekend live lit roundup

Weekend live lit roundup
Saturday December 7th, 2013 Come out to Cole’s Bar (2338 N. Milwaukee Ave) for the EMERGENCY ASSEMBLY READING at 6:30pm. Reading tonight will be Mason Johnson, Daniela Olszewska, Jac Jemc, James Todd Adcox and Brooks Sterrit. At 7pm at The Right Brain Project (4001 N. Ravenswood), don’t miss MacSith! MacSith is an innovative adaptation of Macbeth set in the Star... Read more »
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Princess Mary Demands Your Attention this Saturday and Sunday

Princess Mary Demands Your Attention this Saturday and Sunday
At Chicago Literati, we’re all about challenging the gender binary. So you can imagine our delight when we heard about playwright Aaron Holland‘s incredible new show, Princess Mary Demands Your Attention. Just read the synopsis below to see how amazing it sounds: December 7 and December 8, 2013 PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION A staged reading... Read more »

RUI: Reading Under the Influence is tonight at Sheffield's

RUI: Reading Under the Influence is tonight at Sheffield's
Come out to Sheffield’s Beer & Wine Garden (3258 N. Sheffield Ave) in Lakeview tonight at 7pm for another installment of the hit reading series RUI: Reading Under the Influence! Tonight’s episode is themed The End, and features readings by Ben Tanzer, Renee Zambo, Mark Cronin and Ben Tanzer. It’s sure to be a great night! $3... Read more »

Tara at the Mall, a short story by Jane Sloven

Tara at the Mall, a short story by Jane Sloven
     Tara at the Mall  By Jane Sloven        Tara is hiding in a stall in the public bathroom of the mall. The final closing announcement had pealed from the speakers fifteen minutes earlier and the doors to the outside were locked, but it would be at least another forty-five before all... Read more »
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The Seanachaí Theatre Company proudly presents The Seafarer (running until January 5th)

The Seanachaí Theatre Company proudly presents The Seafarer (running until January 5th)
Chicago has been blessed with an original and startling new play by one of Dublin’s foremost contemporary playwrights, Conor McPherson. Directed by Matt Miller and starring Ira Amyx as Ivan and Brad Armacost as Richard, The Seafarer follows two brothers as they observe Christmas Eve in traditional Dublin fashion (i.e., carousing, card playing and imbibing with friends)... Read more »