Story Week, The Pungent Parlour and more in this week's live lit roundup

Story Week, The Pungent Parlour and more in this week's live lit roundup
(Image credit: Story Week Festival of Writers 2014)

Monday March 17th, 2014

2:00pm: Story Weeks presents "Why the Short Story?" at Harold Washington Library (400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605). This exciting panel will feature Roxane GayStuart DybekKatey Schultz and Christine Sneed and will be curated by the always amazing Patricia Ann McNair with a Q&A to follow. This event will be held in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. Free and open to the public. 

6:00pm: Story Week presents Stuart Dybek at Harold Washington Library (400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605). Donna Seaman of Booklist will be holding an intriguing conversation with Stuart Dybek, author of I Sailed with Magellan and The Coast of Chicago. This event will be held in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. Free and open to the public. 

Also happening at 6:00pm is Around the Way, a poetic montage that imagines how Chicago would sound as a poem featuring Bobby BiedrzyckiNic Kay and Loreal Patrice Jackson. This event will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602). Free and open to the public. 

9:30pm: Cap off the day with a visit to Revolution Brewing (2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647) for Readings in the Raw featuring Bill Hillman and Kristin Bair O'Keeffe. Readings in the Raw is an open mic for the graduate students of Columbia College Chicago's Creative Writing Program. Your emcees for the evening include Alexis PrideTodd Summar and Danielle Wilcox. This event will be held at the 2nd floor Brewer's Lounge. Free and open to the public/21+. 

Tuesday March 18th, 2014

11:00am: Jotham Burrello of Elephant Rock Books and Fallon Gallagher are your hosts for Story Week presents Emerging Voices from the Story Week Reader on Stage 2 at 618 S. Michigan Avenue. Don't miss the chance to hear the great new literary voices of our time. Free and open to the public. 

7:30pm: Story Club South Side presents "Catch Your Own Tail" at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219-21 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607). Featuring performances by Angela VelaAlan Neff and Dennis Frymire and hosted by Andrew Marikis, you don't want to miss this show! Free and open to the public/21+. 

8:00pm: Come out to City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607) for Bottle Stories hosted by Dan Morgridge and featuring readings by Mason JohnsonCarly Oishi and many more. Uncork, unwind and enjoy! Get tickets/21+.

8:30pm: Jeff Philips and Jeremy Solomon cordially invite you to another installment of The Pungent Parlour at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen (3614 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60618). This month's show will feature electrifying performances by Elizabeth GomezBenjamin David van Loon and many more. Free and open to the public/21+. 

Wednesday March 19th, 2014

7:00pm: Guts & Glory hosted by the amazing Samantha Irby and Keith Ecker is happening at the upstairs room at Schuba's (3159 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) and will be featuring performances by Melinda McIntire, Naomi Huffman and many more. Free and open to the public/21+. 

7:30pm: The Encyclopedia Show presents "Nightshades" at Stage 773 (1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) featuring performances by Jill Summer, Susie Kirkwood, and many more. Come gather 'round for tantalizing stories about dangerous flora and fauna (or perhaps they're just misunderstood?) Get tickets. 

Thursday March 20th, 2014

6:00pm: Story Weeks presents "Literary Rock & Roll" at the Metro (3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613) featuring readings by Eric Charles MayPreston L. Allen and many more. Free and open to the public. 

7:00pm: Come out to the Vintage Underground Boutique (1834 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622) for The Surviving The Mic Open Mic featuring the amazing Amy David. This unique show offers an intentionally safe place for artists and is open to lending survivors of trauma comfort. Free and open to the public. 

Friday March 21st, 2014

6:00pm: Story Week presents Chicago Classics with Rick Kogan at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602). Come hear a legend speak! Free and open to the public. 

7:00pm: Why not take in a cabaret show? Roberta Miles, GPA and many more will be performing at Cafe Cabaret (939 W North Ave Chicago, IL 60642) don't miss it! Free and open to the public. 

8:00pm: Folk You! is happening at The Horseshoe (4115 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618) so kick back and enjoy some quality music and storytelling. Free and open to the public. 

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