Notable Chicago 11/24–11/30


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 College.

Monday 11/25: Stop by Do Not Submit to work on your pieces in progress. 7:30 PM, Free, Powell’s.

Tuesday 11/26: Come get filthy with the rest of Chicago. The Moth presents an evening of stories on “dirt”. 8 PM, $8, Martyrs’.

Friday 11/29: Clare Zulkey hosts Funny Ha-Ha once again. Come listen to some of the funniest Chicago literary muscle liven up your Friday night. 6:30 PM, $5 (donated to the Neighborhood Writing Alliance), The Hideout.

Pie baker, soup maker. Petter of cats, wrestler of dogs. Road trip queen. Pedaler of bicycles. Visiter of grandmothers. Harbinger of cheer. Devourer of books. Ellen Lekostaj aspires to get her motorcycle license, teach her old dog new trick #38, and tell you a story about that one time where everything fell to pieces and all she could do was laugh. More from this author →