The Guild Complex are hosting The 18th annual Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award on June 14th (tonight!) at Chopin Theater. You read more about it here, and also find a full list of the semi-finalists.
The Beauty Bar is all about benefits this month and their first is the CWA Summer Bash: Benefiting Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. This takes place on June 18th and you can find details here.
NewTown Writers celebrates Pride with the 9th installment of its performance series, Solo Homo. This takes place at Strawdog Theater on June 20th and the 21st at 7:30. You can find more details here.
The Beauty Bar's second benefit is in support of the Chicago Underground Library. It's Alive! A Benefit for the Rebirth of Chicago Underground Library takes place on June 24th, and will feature music, readings, and even a cakewalk.