Notable Chicago 11/10–11/16


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 Samuels is this week’s feature, but stop in early for the open mic, and then stay late for the slam itself. 7 PM, $6, The Green Mill.

Tuesday 11/12: Gather with local writers, performers, and storytellers for an evening of true stories. Scott Whitehair hosts This Much is True, featuring Stephanie Douglass, Larry Kerns, Ian Belknap, Judith Heineman, Rachel Bertsche, and Avery R. Young. 7:30, Free, Mrs. Murphy & Sons.

The Book Table has invited Amy Tan to discuss her latest novel, The Valley of Amazement. $33, 6 PM, Unity Temple.

Come listen to author D.T. Max read from his biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story. 6:30 PM, Free, City Lit Books.

Friday 11/15: Stop in for Real Talk Live and enjoy an open mic, along with features Shannon Cason and Adam “Defcee” Levin. 7:30, $7, Elastic Arts.

Naked Girls Reading is presenting their annual award in Chicago. Join their unclothed cast to hear excerpts from each of the five finalists. 7 PM, Free (but RSVP required), Everleigh Social Club.


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