Notable Chicago: 12/19–12/25


Friday 12/19: Bad Grammar Theater is back at Powell’s Bookstore University Village for another evening of readings from Chicago authors of horror, fantasy, pulp fiction, and sci-fi. 6 p.m.

Monday 12/22: Women and Children First hosts award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl, who’ll read from her essay collection, 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write, chosen as a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2014. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 12/23: The Pungent Parlour is a reading series that presents short pieces of fiction and essay in a salon setting. This month come listen to the prose of Elizabeth Gomez, Conor Cawley, Jac Jemc, Ben Johnson and hosts Jeff Phillips, and Jeremy Johnson. Black Rock Pub, 10 p.m.

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