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 Could literary events survive without Chicago? Could Chicago survive without literary events?

Whatever the answer, here is a list of this month’s upcoming events.

Tuesday, August 13

Word Is Out reading series is the brainchild of OutLoud Chicago and In Our Words blog. The season opener, It Takes Two, features stories told in pairs because some stories need more than one voice to be heard. For $5 check them out at:

The Hideout (7 pm)

1354 W Wabansia, Chicago IL


The Seven Deadly Sins Reading Series tells stories involving; you guessed it, the seven deadly sins. Performers pick a sin and a medium (mixed media, poetry, comedy, storytelling, etc.) to tell their tale.  Always fun, occasionally intense, this is a show worth checking out. Catch them a:

Café Mustache (8 pm)

2313 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL


Thursday, August 15

On the Wall: Zine Art Meets Gallery Art is the first event co-sponsored by Quimby’s bookstore and Strange Beauty Show! This show features zine and comic art on display as well as for purchase.

If that isn’t enough to get you there, entry is free and there are cocktails, treats and karaoke! Now who doesn’t want some tunes to go with their books? Sing it out at:

Strange Beauty Show (7 pm)

1118 N Ashland, Chicago IL


Thursday, August 22

Patricia Ann McNair, author of The Temple of Air, will be discussing her short story collection at the Beverly Arts Center. Afterwards stick around for a book exchange! Bring up to five books that you have loved (or hated) and exchange them with others for a new library. It’s free admissions with a cash bar. Get new books at:

Beverly Arts Center (7 pm)

2407 West 111th, Chicago IL


Monday, August 26

Held on the last Monday of every month, Do Not Submit gives readers 7 minute per story to try out material that is experimental and raw. Told in an intimate space, so intimate that they don’t even need a microphone, gives readers a chance to hone their performance skills. The event is BYOB and free to the public. Get your story (and drank) on at:

Powell’s Bookstore (7pm)

2850 N Lincoln, Chicago IL



Thursday, August 29

Seven Stories-The Line Between has actors accompany the storyteller on stage. This vibrant reading series is having its

third ever performance this August. Along with actors, there are props, music and a drag queen host. Founded by students at Columbia College Chicago, this gutsy reading series is always entertaining. Come be interactive at:

Martin’s Corner (8 pm)

2058 W 22 Place in Pilsen, Chicago IL




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