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Chicago Live Lit

Guts & Glory Reading Series

Location + Time: On June 18, 2014 I attended the Guts & Glory live lit event at Schubas Tavern located on 3159 N Southport Ave.— a third Wednesday of the month series featuring storytellers spilling their guts through prose, essays, and poetry. Atmosphere + Feel: The show took place in Schubas upstairs room. Walking up […]

The Marble Room Reading Series

Location + Time: On April 13, 2014, at 4 PM, I attended the Marble Room Reading Series, a third Sunday of the month series, located at Wicker Park’s The Parlor. $5 at the door, the venue/location is located at 1434 N. Western Ave. Atmosphere + Feel: The Marble Room, started by writer and professor Kathleen […]

Wit Rabbit Reading Series

Location + Time: On February 4, 2014, I attended the Wit Rabbit Reading Series located at Quencher’s Saloon, on the corner of Fullerton and Western in Logan Square – first Tuesday of the month series that showcases prose, poetry, and other dramatic written genres. Atmosphere + Feel: Upon walking into the space, there appears to […]

Chicago Authors

An Interview With Crime Novelist Dianne Gallagher

Dianne Gallagher grew up in rural Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota, where she graduated with a BFA in Theatre, focusing primarily on playwriting. Upon moving to Los Angeles so her husband could attend film school, her interest shifted to screenwriting. Eventually, she moved to Chicago where her focus would again shift, this time […]

Jeff Jacobson Discusses Writing as a Career

Jeff Jacobson is a horror crime novelist who lives near Chicago with family and many pets. He was born and raised in rural Northern California, but has since spent more than 20 years in Chicagoland. He also teaches Fiction and Screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago. We reached out to Jacobson for his input on the […]

Author James Gordon on Publishing & Marketing His Work

G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), aka James Gordon, is a Chicago poet, performer, storyteller, and most recently, a children’s book author — and that’s just to name a few of the big items on his resume. His newest book, Hi, My Name is Bobo: A Weekend in the Life of a 5th Grader, has received top […]

Chicago Indie Booksellers

Independent Bookstore Day 2017

The rain and wind didn’t scare away lovers of independent bookstores Saturday, with many participating in and more than 30 completing the #mychicagobookstore challenge. A lot of that is thanks to the bookstores themselves, who didn’t disappoint–special discounts, events or just general encouragement was found at every stop. And sometimes that encouragement was needed after […]

Are you ready for Independent Bookstore Day?

It’s our favorite day of the year tomorrow: National Independent Bookstore Day! Chicago is celebrating with a #MyChicagoBookstore challenge. If you visit 10 of the bookstores participating, you’ll receive 10% off at all of the bookstores on the list for the rest of the year. And if you visit 15 of them (quite ambitious, whoever […]

LitCity in the Suburbs: Prairie Path Books

Tucked in the back of Toms-Price Home Furnishings in west suburban Wheaton, Prairie Path Books (appropriately named, as it is right off of the Prairie Path) is among my new favorite suburban bookstores. Even better, it’s within walking distance for me, and therefore is truly my neighborhood bookstore. Yes, that’s right – the co-founder and currently […]

Literary Readings

Open Door!

Location + Time: On February 18, 2014, I attended the Poetry Foundation’s monthly literary reading series Open Door! On the third Tuesday of every month the Poetry Foundation on 61 W Superior St. invites two professors and two students from Chicago universities to read their work.  The event starts at 7:00pm sharp. Atmosphere + Feel: […]

Homolatte!

Location + Time: On February 4, 2014, I attended the reading series Homolatte at Big Chicks in Uptown. This reading series featuring LGBTQ writers runs the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30. Atmosphere + Feel: Big Chicks is essentially a bar and a diner. The reading series took place in the diner. […]

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