Posts in category "Press Releases"

V-Day is on February 28th, 2014

V-Day is on February 28th, 2014
V-Day Chicago West Town 2014 Presents A Benefit Reading of A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT AND A PRAYER: Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls   Join Us as we RISE, RELEASE, and DANCE to Demand Justice for Women and Girl Survivors of Violence   On February 22 and February 28, 2014, at... Read more »

Post-Valentine's Day weekend live lit roundup

Post-Valentine's Day weekend live lit roundup
Saturday February 15th, 2014 1:00pm… ChiPRC (858 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, Illinois, 60622) will be holding a Book Binding Workshop featuring delicious snacks, great music and cool people. Small donations are appreciated. 3:00pm… Curbside Splendor Publishing, Akashic Books & 57th Street Books proudly present An Afternoon of Novelists: Eric May & Tom Williams at 57th Street Books (1301 East 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637). Come... Read more »

PixieHammer Press letter-writing service adds a unique touch to Valentine's Day

PixieHammer Press letter-writing service adds a unique touch to Valentine's Day
Taking a note from Theodore Twombly, WRITE CLUB Chicago presents PixieHammer Press, a new letter writing service just in time for Valentine’s Day. This artisanal service will add a homespun touch to the usual Valentine’s Day fare of chocolate and roses, “whether you’re smitten or stricken, besotted or betrayed”. So, how does one go about getting a specially... Read more »
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Solo in the 2nd City's last show, Loose Chicks and more in this week's live lit roundup

Solo in the 2nd City's last show, Loose Chicks and more in this week's live lit roundup
Monday February 10th, 2014 Time for some shameless self-promotion…. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Chicago Literati (that would be us) is taking submissions for a new themed submissions cycle based on dreams. You can find the link to submit to us on the top righthand side of our browser. Comics, essays, short fiction and poetry are all accepted. Essays... Read more »

Weekend live lit roundup for Feb. 8th--Feb. 9th, 2014

Weekend live lit roundup for Feb. 8th--Feb. 9th, 2014
Saturday February 8th, 2014 4:00pm… The Weekly Show at Jazz Showcase (Dearborn Station 806 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago, Illinois, 60605) presents “Fools For Love”, featuring a stellar lineup that includes Daniel Shapiro, Angela Oliver and more. Your emcee for the evening is the gregarious and multi-talented, Monte LaMonte. Free admission.  Sunday February 9th, 2014 7:00pm… Just in time for Valentine’s Day, 2nd Story presents “Any Minute... Read more »

Call for submissions: Columbia College Chicago's Department of Creative Writing seeks Goreyesque work

Call for submissions: Columbia College Chicago's Department of Creative Writing seeks Goreyesque work
Both an homage and showcase of contemporary artists and storytellers inspired by Edward Gorey’s lasting influence across genres, Goreyesque seeks works that are darkly humorous, surreal, playful, and anything in between. Short stories, essays, poems, illustrations, video/animation and other forms of art all welcome. Original work preferred but reprints that fit the project’s scope also appreciated (see... Read more »
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Don't miss The Last Reading tomorrow night at The Upstairs Gallery

Don't miss The Last Reading tomorrow night at The Upstairs Gallery
Come by the Upstairs Gallery (5219 N. Clark St. Chicago, Illinois 60640) tomorrow night (February 5th, 2014) at 8:00pm for The Last Reading presents Creeps! hosted by Beau Golwitzer and featuring readings Karl Lydersen (journalist and author of Mayor 1%), Lindsay Hunter (author of the short story collection, Don’t Kiss Me) and humorist Matt Trupia. Also performing are Tony Mendoza and Daniel Scott Parker. This show is open to the public... Read more »

Two Cookie Minimum, RUI and more in this week's live lit roundup

Two Cookie Minimum, RUI and more in this week's live lit roundup
Monday February 3rd, 2014 8:00pm… Salonathon: FOMO is happening at Beauty Bar Chicago (1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) and will feature readings by Aileen May, Joe Varisco, Zoe Schwartz and many more. Tunes will be provided by Swaguerrilla. RSVP to the hosted bar from 8pm-9pm here.  9:00pm…Come out to the Shine Box Comedy 2-Year Anniversary Gala at Cole’s Bar (2338 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois... Read more »

Seven Deadly Sins, Salonathon and more in this week's live lit roundup

Seven Deadly Sins, Salonathon and more in this week's live lit roundup
Monday January 27th, 2014 7:30pm… Come out to Matilda’s (3101 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657) for Feast of the Epiphany Reading featuring Joel Craig, Hannah Gamble and many more. It’s sure to be a dreamy night full of poetry, so stay warm and in good company. Free.  8pm… At Beauty Bar Chicago (1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622) is another installment of Salonathon. The theme for... Read more »
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Essay Fiesta, Salonathon and more in this week's live lit roundup

Essay Fiesta, Salonathon and more in this week's live lit roundup
Monday January 20th, 2014  7pm… Warm Up with Essay Fiesta at The Book Cellar (4736 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60625) and help raise money for 826CHI. Join your hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast for exclusive readings by YA author Jeff Miller, actor/playwright, Tania Richard and many more. Donations are appreciated.  8pm… Salonathon is back at Beauty Bar (1444 W... Read more »