Category: events

Chicago Story Collective "Summer Lovin'" Campaign

  Summer Lovin’: Stories of Sex, Sweat…and Romance is the next reading from the Chicago Story Collective and it promises to be exciting on many different levels. They plan to have Chicago’s Vaudezilla burlesque troupe and stories from Essay Fiesta’s Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon, Story Club’s Dana Norris and Stories at the Store’s Jen... Read more »

"Whose world is this? / The world is yours" A Requited Journal Film Screening

The local lit site Requited is teaming up with AREA Chicago to host a unique night of film and conversation on May 20th. The art exhibition featuring video works curated by Ferestheh Toosi for Requited’s forthcoming issue #5. This short screening will be followed by an open discussion with the artists and the editors of... Read more »

Highlighted Readings for the week of May 16th

Write Club is tonight, May 17th, at The Hideout and this month’s event features HELLO (Danny Thompson) vs. GOODBYE (Ian Belknap), FATE (Rachel Claff) vs. FREE WILL (Whitney Dibo), and RAIN (Jen Ellison) vs. SHINE (Mary Fons) Trilling is a new and very cool literary journal in town, and their launch party for their first... Read more »
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How to Seduce a White Boy in Ten Easy Steps - Laura Yes Yes' Book Party!

Back in March I reviewed the new collection from Laura Yes Yes, How to Seduce a White Boy in Ten Easy Steps, and now she is officially releasing this Write Bloody project. The collection is not a how to manual as the title alludes to, but it is filled with poems that entice and seduce... Read more »

Recap of the Cinco De Awesome Reading at Quimby's

For a busy literary night in Chicago it was a decent turn out at Quimby’s on May 5th. It was a night of forthcoming titles as Brandon Will, James Tadd Adcox, and Ben Tanzer all read selections from work that will be release sometimes in the future. Brandon kicked things off, on his birthday and... Read more »

Fifth Wednesday Journal's Release Party @ Book Cellar

Fifth Wednesday will be releasing their Spring 2011 Issue this Friday, May 6th, at The Book Cellar. The reading will include Chris Glomski, Gina Frangello, and Garin Cycholl. The featured poet of the night will be Elise Paschen. Fifth Wednesday has been publishing twice a year out of Lisle since 2007. Their Spring Issue features... Read more »
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Nerves of Steel @ Hungry Brain (Tonight!)

THE2NDHAND’s ongoing reading series So You Think You Have Nerves of Steel will be holding their 7th edition the series tomorrow (May 3rd) at Hungry Brian (2319 W Belmont Ave). This month they will challenge Rachel Yoder, Amy Schleunes, Patrick Culliton, and music from Lamon Manuel of Tomorrow Kings.

The Chicago Way and Criminal Class Press

The Chicago Way and Criminal Class Press
The next The Chicago Way reading will also serve as the release party for the new issue of Criminal Class Review. Issue 4.1 is a collection filled historical fiction from Jim Goad, Michael Disend, Eric May, Gint Aras, and many others. Editor Kevin Whiteley is a busy man, and recent Chicago transplant. He is passionate... Read more »

High School Horror Stories

Just in time for Prom (both actual prom and the new horrible looking movie called Prom) High School Horror Stories returns. They are promising prom-themed surprises, and the following line-up Essay Fiesta’s Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon, Story Club’s Dana Norris, Stories at the Store’s Jen Bosworth, This Much Is True’s Scott Whitehair, The Moth... Read more »
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Ear Eater Reading #5

Ear Eater #5 takes place on April 30th in the apartment of Drake and Cassandra Troyan in Pilsen (1622 S Allport St #1, Chicago, IL 60608). What makes Ear Eater unique is that they are able to offer the Chicago crowd a unique line-up to the city by using Skype to present a physical line-up... Read more »