There are at least four events taking place this weekend that you need to be aware of. First, this Friday is Printer's Ball. The annual event is hosted by Poetry Magazine and is being held at The Ludington Building (1104 S Wabash Ave). It is a great place to mingle with the literati, and include several workshops, readings, and other happenings. It goes from 6pm to 11pm.
The next event is Another Chicago Magazine Presents: Slumber Party Massacre. This is the official Printer's Ball after party. The slumber party is on Saturday (July 30th) at Beauty Bar and I'm not sure how literary it will be, but it will be a lot of fun. Costumes are encouraged, so don your best sleepover duds & murderous attire as there will be prizes for "Best Costume" & "Best Couple's Costume"! This event begins at 9pm.
Also on July 30th is the Two Cookie Minimum 1st anniversary reading. This begins at 4pm at Fritz Pastry (1408 W. Diversey), and will feature Carrie Colpitts (brilliant mistake zine), Cyn Vargas, Erin Nederbo (intern at Reading Under the Influence), Kevin Kern, Dan Copulsky (editor of Concisely zine), Jill Summers, John Wawrzaszek (the Muse, the News, and the Noose zine). So grab a cookie (or two) and hear some great stories.
On Sunday, July 31st, we have the long awaited return of the Sunday Salon. It's been years is it has been held, but is now back and will held at Uncommon Ground on Devon the last Sunday of every month at 8pm. This Sunday you can here Eileen Favorite, Jesus Angel Garcia, Alyson Lyon, and Robert Rodi.
However, I recommend you start the weekend tonight (July 27th) with a reading at Center for Book & Paper (1104 Wabash, 2nd Floor, Rm 208). The reading is called Reading: Men Undressed, and features Susan Solomon, Gina Frangelllo, and Davis Schneiderman (performing as Chris Mazza). Gina announced yesterday that her next novel, A Life in Men, will be published by Algonquin Books. This is an official Printer's Ball pre-event and it begins at 6pm.
You should also check The Logan Square Literary Reviews gallery exhibition Milwaukee Avenue: The Millennial Shift. It will be set up this weekend at 2634 N Milwaukee Avenue and open for viewing all weekend.
Coming Up: So You Think You Have Nerves of Steel at Hungry Brain on 8/2!
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