There are three major literary things going on in my life this month, all of which you should be privy to. And so I am privying you up with this blog post.
1. Stories from the Bottom of the Glass – Bridgeport
Six of the best damn live lit performers in the city are coming to Bridgeport to tell true stories of their own drunken mistakes.
Food and delicious concoctions will be provided. Complementary craft beer provided by Wild Onion Brewery. This is a free event with a suggested $10 donation to keep the performers in booze.
This show is a part of the Bridgeport Version Fest 12, a month-long celebration of this historic community.
Friday, May 18, 2012 – 7pm
The SMALL Showroom (aka Co-Prosperity Sphere gallery)
3219 S Morgan Street
There is ample free street parking. The location is a 15 minute walk from the Halsted Orange Line.
Admission: $10 Suggested donation
Keith Ecker, host/producer of Essay Fiesta
Samantha Irby, writer of Bitches Gotta Eat
Ian Belknap, overlord of Write Club
JH Palmer, contributor to Gaper’s Block
Shannon Cason, winner of the Moth Chicago GrandSLAM
Dana Norris, host/producer of Story Club and writer of Bad With Men
2. Broad Shoulders Podcast
Soon you will be able to listen to my angelic voice via the Broad Shoulders podcast, a joint collaboration of In Our Words’ Nico Lang, Story Club’s Dana Norris and myself. Stay tuned.
3. Essay Fiesta – The Book Cellar
The Bulls might be out of the game, but we’re just getting started. Essay Fiesta is here to deliver you one of our best line-ups yet. And all this is going down at the Book Cellar on May 21st at 7 p.m. to help fund 826CHI. Thanks partners and sponsors Southport Grocery, Murder Mystery Maniacs and Chicago Underground Comedy.
This month Keith and Alyson welcome:
Director and Second City instructor Jen Ellison
Actor, writer and teacher Arlene Malinowski
Poet and playwright Chris Bower
Co-creator of In Our Words Nico Lang
Writer, editor and teacher Chris Terry