Posts by: Ellen Lekostaj

Notable Chicago 1/19–1/25

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Sunday 1/19: Catch Bill Larkin featuring at the Uptown Poetry Slam! As always, come early for the open mic and stay late for the slam itself! 7 p.m., $7, The Green Mill. Monday 1/20: Come in from the cold and warm up with a night of readings! Essay Fiesta is featuring Jeff Miller, Tania Richard, Amy Sumpter, Ellen […]

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Notable Chicago 1/5–1/11

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Sunday 1/5: We’ve got a pile of snow and a nasty cold snap ahead of us. Prepare by warming your hearts and stomachs with stories and a potluck at Here’s the Story. Stop in for stories by Rahmaan Statik Barnes, Don Hall, Katie Liesener, and Sam Irby. 7:30 p.m., $8 (or free with a dish to share), […]

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Notable Chicago 12/15–12/21

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Sunday 12/15: Today at the Uptown Poetry Slam, stop in for the open mic, a featured performance from Gregory Pickett, and then the slam, of course. 7 p.m., $7, The Green Mill. Tuesday 12/17: 2nd Story has teamed up with Lakeview Orchestra to create an evening of words and music. Catch Rumpus contributor Megan Stielstra, […]

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Notable Chicago 11/24–11/30

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Sunday 11/24: The Chicago Book Expo is taking over St. Augustine College! Come spend the day listening to authors of all stripes (including Rumpus favorites Sam Irby, Dimitry Samarov, Martha Bayne, and Aleksander Hemon) talk about their passions and projects. Buy books, network with publishers, and take part in writing workshops. 11 AM, Free, St. Augustine […]

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Notable Chicago 11/10–11/16

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Sunday 11/10: Join hosts J.H. Palmer and Angela Benander for That’s All She Wrote, the west side’s favorite BYOB storytelling show. This month’s featured storytellers include Angelina Marie, Xavier Retana, Marta Johnson, and Jasmine Davila. 8 PM, Free, Swim Cafe. Up on the north side, the Uptown Poetry Slam keeps up its weekly schedule. Aaron […]

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Notable Chicago 11/3–11/9

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Sunday 11/3: Feeling hungry? Pick up tickets to Here’s the Story and nourish your mind and body. It’s Chicago’s only potluck storytelling show. 7:30 PM, free with a dish to share, Stage 773. Tuesday 11/5: Join featured readers Vojislav Pejović, J.H. Palmer, John Rich, Paul McComas, Greg Starrett, and Rosamund Lannin for Tuesday Funk. 7:30 PM, free, […]

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Notable Chicago 10/27–11/2

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Sunday 10/27: Every week, you’re invited to join poets and spectators alike for the Uptown Poetry Slam. This is where slam poetry began and where it continues to grow. 7 PM, $6, The Green Mill. Monday 10/28: If you’ve been working on a piece to be read aloud, may I suggest stopping by Do Not […]

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Notable Chicago: 10/20–10/26

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Sunday 10/20: The Kindness of Strangers: A Festival of Storytelling begins today! Three weeks of carefully selected stories about strangers, with headliners Kim Morris, Eric Warner, and Amy Sumpter. Runs Sundays through Wednesdays through 11/6. 7:30 PM, $15, The Side Project Theatre. Monday 10/21: Help raise money for 826CHI by attending Essay Fiesta! Writers Willy Nast […]

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