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Here, Chicago

The potluck reading series. Formerly Here’s the Story, each installment starts with dinner at 7:30pm, then continues with readings at 8pm—five featured storytellers and five sign-up storytellers. No pages, no stage, just “the kind of old-timey storytelling that is practiced under porch-lights and on street corners by people who have a truth to tell, whether through fact or fiction.” Everyone is encouraged, but not required, to bring a dish for the potluck. Hosted by Janna Sobel. Stage 773 | 1225 W Belmont Ave | $8 or free with dish to share | 13+ only | 7:30pm every first Sunday of the month | Website

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Here, Chicago

Featured readers for this installment include Nnamdi Ngwe, Christie Grace, folk duo River Rising, and a “tall-ship sailor and humanitarian clown.” The potluck reading series. Formerly Here’s the Story, each installment starts with dinner at 7:30pm, then continues with readings at 8pm—five featured storytellers and five sign-up storytellers. No pages, no stage, just “the kind of old-timey storytelling that is practiced under porch-lights and on street corners by people who have a truth to tell, whether through fact or fiction.” Everyone is encouraged, but not required, to bring a dish for the potluck. Hosted by Janna Sobel. Stage 773 | 1225 W Belmont Ave | $8 or free with dish to share | 13+ only | 7:30pm every first Sunday of the month | Website

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Guts & Glory: An Intro to Live Lit
by Julia Fine

Sam and Keith

PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMANTHA IRBY AND KEITH ECKER

On Wednesday night, between raucous mid-June thunderstorms, I ventured to Schuba’s Tavern for Guts & Glory, my first Live Lit experience. Now, I know that I am way late to the club—Guts & Glory’s Facebook page has over 800 followers, and when I spoke with co-founder Keith Ecker, he marveled at how quickly this Chicago community has grown. Two years ago, Guts & Glory was just a gleam in Ecker and co-founder Samantha Irby’s eyes—now, the June Edition is filling the upstairs room at Schuba’s (a room I’d like to dub the SXSW Roundup Room, given the impressive collection of said posters on its walls), and they’ll be celebrating a two-year anniversary in September. Continue reading

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