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Guts & Glory

Storytelling that is free, badass, true-to-life, and still somehow manages to benefit puppies and kids, at PAWS Chicago and 826CHI, respectively. Billed as “Live Lit for the Lionhearted,” the series promises to “strike at the heart of the human condition through story.” Hosted by Bitches Gotta Eat blogger Samantha Irby and Essay Fiesta founder Keith Ecker. Schubas | 3159 N Southport Ave | FREE | 21+ | 7pm every third Wednesday 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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