Notable Chicago: 11/21–11/27


Saturday 11/22: RoscoeBooks is the newest independent bookstore in the city, and its Grand Opening is today. Stop by and say hello, have some refreshments, and buy a book. 3 p.m. 

2nd Story, a Chicago storytelling series, offers a free storytelling workshop where you’ll use your life experiences, those things you wrote in the Mead Composition notebooks, to create something for a captive audience. Greenline Coffee, 3 p.m.

Lisa Doyle is at the gorgeous City Lit Books to celebrate her first novel, Milked. 5 p.m.

The Book Cellar hosts an all-poetry event with some notable poets. Kate Gale is the Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, William Trowbridge is the Poet Laureate of Missouri, and Ron Koertge teaches at Hamline’s MFA program. 7 p.m.

Sunday 11/23: Uptown Poetry Slam starts with an open mike, then the featured guests, and finishes with the legendary slam competition. Come to the place where it all started. The Green Mill, 7 p.m.

Monday 11/24: 2nd Story takes its storytelling series back to City Winery for A Land of Plenty: Stories of Scarcity & Abundance with Lott Hill, Minita Ghandi, and Stephanie Chavara. 6 p.m.

Tuesday 11/25: The Moth StorySLAM is at Martyr’s on the topic “Accident.” 6 p.m.

Wednesday 11/26: Miss Spoken is live lit by females, created by Rose Lannin and Carly Oishi. They’ve got a great blog with the types of stories you might hear at Gallery Cabaret. They’re also on iTunes now. 7 p.m.

You’re Being Ridiculous packs the crowd into Mary’s Attic once a month for great live stories. This month come hear Jim Bennett, Margaret Dunn, Dennis Frymire, Jonathan Mayo, Jeremy Owens, JH Palmer, and Stephanie Sack. 7 p.m.

Frank Tempone writes and teaches on the north side of Chicago. He tweets @tempone and rants at More from this author →