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Upcoming Chicago Readings

Hello, everyone! I’m not quite ready to be back to regular blogging yet, but I have some essay-type readings coming up that I wanted to put on the calendar.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Story Club – North Side

  • ¬†Holiday Club, 4000 N Sheridan Rd.
  • Open mic signup at 7:30 pm
  • Show starts at 8
  • Theme is “thanks.”

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Story Club – South Side

  • Co-prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan
  • Open mic signup at 7:30 pm
  • Show starts at 8
  • Theme is “cold.”

If you’re free, come hear some stories and have a drink with me. It’s always great to meet fellow Chicago awkward folks and see friendly faces in the crowd.

P.S. Speaking of the Chicago Live Lit scene: If you’re a fan of the blog bitches gotta eat, Sam’s essay collection Meaty is out and about. Lady can write.

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11 comments
  1. Ah! I actually know where one of these are. I’ll try to make it if I don’t get to nervous. I’ll try very, very hard. I want to go to a reading so much. Okay, this is my big November goal. Go to Captain Awkwards reading. Super big goal: Say “Hello, your blog has been so helpful to me.”

    Wish me luck!

    • JenniferP said:

      I wish us both luck! These are very chill events. The South Side one is just a room with a lot of chairs and a mic and a little stage and you come and sit in the chairs and you can talk to people if you want and keep to yourself if you want. You don’t have to spend any money on anything, it’s not a bar, it’s just an event space. The North Side one is in a bar, so there is food & drink and tables, but if you come you can sit at my table and eat/drink/not eat/not drink with me. xxoo

      • Oh, gosh! This is in two days! But I know I’m free that day, so I hope to see you there. Best of luck on your reading!

  2. Kaesa said:

    …what. One of these is literally a block away from where I live. :D:D:D

    • JenniferP said:

      Yay, it would be lovely to see you if you can join.

  3. CodaSammy said:

    I just read Sam’s The Rumpus piece at work, and that was a terrible idea because now I’m desperately trying not to cry. Beautiful and heartbreaking.

    • JenniferP said:

      Her blog is funny & self-deprecating (and there’s a lot of that stuff in the book, though more structured in essay form) but she brings the serious & introspective, too.

      • Jane said:

        I love everything about bitches gotta eat.

        • JenniferP said:

          She is as cool in person as you’d imagine.

  4. Maggie said:

    I read the second theme as “cod” for a minute, and I was totally into it.

    • JenniferP said:

      My “cold” story involves time in New England, I’m sure I could work it in somewhere. :)

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