Live Lit Archive

  • We had excellent food and excellent stories last night. The lineup consisted of all of your favorite walk-up storytellers of 2014, and man, it was a great night of performance. Skillful, generous, entertaining and honest... we all laughed and cried and made werewolf hands, and in the end, there was a standing ovation. Click to read more, see photos and hear the podcast, and for news about 2015's schedule. 0

    Thank You (Year End Recap)

    We had excellent food and excellent stories last night. The lineup consisted of all of your favorite walk-up storytellers of 2014, and man, it was a great night of performance. Skillful, generous, entertaining and honest... we all laughed and cried and made werewolf hands, and in the end, there was a standing ovation. Click to read more, see photos and hear the podcast, and for news about 2015's schedule.

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  • Ladies and gents, it's the night that's a year in the making. Join us for our Year-End Holiday Show on December 7th, featuring your Audience Favorite storytellers from 2014. The December shows are glorious. The potlucks are abundant, the stories are great, and the room is full of amazing people. Click to see your featured tellers and reserve seats now, as the event always sells out. 0

    Our Year-End Holiday Show on Dec 7th

    Ladies and gents, it's the night that's a year in the making. Join us for our Year-End Holiday Show on December 7th, featuring your Audience Favorite storytellers from 2014. The December shows are glorious. The potlucks are abundant, the stories are great, and the room is full of amazing people. Click to see your featured tellers and reserve seats now, as the event always sells out.

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  • What an incredible night. Thanks to all who made it.  An exceptional group of 100 people came together to share generously and receive graciously. This was a powerful show. Click to read more, see images, hear the podcast, and find out who was picked as the Audience Favorite walk-up teller! 0

    November Recap and Walk-up Winner!

    What an incredible night. Thanks to all who made it. An exceptional group of 100 people came together to share generously and receive graciously. This was a powerful show. Click to read more, see images, hear the podcast, and find out who was picked as the Audience Favorite walk-up teller!

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  • We have an incredible lineup of featured storytellers for you on November 2nd. Founder of Jellyvision, Harry Gottlieb, CEO of BRIJ Fund Tequila Shabazz, and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Roger Bonair-Agard are just a few. It's going to be a fantastic night. Please read on and reserve your seats at the link on the right. We are at Theater Wit on the 2nd where the slightly smaller venue sells-out quickly. 0

    November 2nd Show

    We have an incredible lineup of featured storytellers for you on November 2nd. Founder of Jellyvision, Harry Gottlieb, CEO of BRIJ Fund Tequila Shabazz, and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Roger Bonair-Agard are just a few. It's going to be a fantastic night. Please read on and reserve your seats at the link on the right. We are at Theater Wit on the 2nd where the slightly smaller venue sells-out quickly.

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  • Thanks to all who came to last night's show. And special thanks to folks who brought scrumptious potluck dishes; for your care and generosity. Everything was delicious. Thanks to our featured and walk-up storytellers for bringing a diverse range of stories; from adventures into white rooms with magical keys, to moments that proved a belief that there is no magic. Click to read about the night, see photos and listen to the podcast. Tickets for November 2nd's show will be at the link on the right soon! 0

    October Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    Thanks to all who came to last night's show. And special thanks to folks who brought scrumptious potluck dishes; for your care and generosity. Everything was delicious. Thanks to our featured and walk-up storytellers for bringing a diverse range of stories; from adventures into white rooms with magical keys, to moments that proved a belief that there is no magic. Click to read about the night, see photos and listen to the podcast. Tickets for November 2nd's show will be at the link on the right soon!

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  • Join us for stories and potlucks this fall! The featured storytellers in October are excellent people with fascinating stories to tell. Read more about them here, and reserve your seats at the link on the right. Even if you bring a dish for the potluck and receive free entry, you do need a ticket. And since the event often sells out, it helps to secure your potluck or regular tickets in advance. See you soon! 0

    October 5th Show

    Join us for stories and potlucks this fall! The featured storytellers in October are excellent people with fascinating stories to tell. Read more about them here, and reserve your seats at the link on the right. Even if you bring a dish for the potluck and receive free entry, you do need a ticket. And since the event often sells out, it helps to secure your potluck or regular tickets in advance. See you soon!

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  • September's audience did it again. "It" being: made each other a beautiful dinner, brought awesome stories, and picked a damn fine storyteller to return as a feature next month. Click to read about a great night of true storytelling, see Matt Williamson's photos, listen to the podcast, and see who your winner is... 0

    September Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    September's audience did it again. "It" being: made each other a beautiful dinner, brought awesome stories, and picked a damn fine storyteller to return as a feature next month. Click to read about a great night of true storytelling, see Matt Williamson's photos, listen to the podcast, and see who your winner is...

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  • Here it is! Another beautiful night of dinner, camaraderie and story. We've gathered a dazzling group of humans to be your featured storytellers, and can't wait to share them with you. Click to read more about them, and then please join us at Stage 773 on September 7th. Bring something to share yourself; a story, a potluck dish, good people, or warm attention. Reserve seats in advance at the link on the right. 0

    September 7th Show

    Here it is! Another beautiful night of dinner, camaraderie and story. We've gathered a dazzling group of humans to be your featured storytellers, and can't wait to share them with you. Click to read more about them, and then please join us at Stage 773 on September 7th. Bring something to share yourself; a story, a potluck dish, good people, or warm attention. Reserve seats in advance at the link on the right.

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  • It is an act of trust to curate a show without knowing what stories are going to be told. The selection process overall is careful and intentional, and geared towards giving you a night of good performances from diverse perspectives. However, we never know what stories will be told. That is scary, and it is on purpose. It allows for something to be made by all of us that is serendipitous and surprising. We provide as sturdy a frame as possible, and then let all of you paint in the colors. Last night's collaborative art was powerful. Click below to read about it. 0

    August Recap and Walk-Up Winner!

    It is an act of trust to curate a show without knowing what stories are going to be told. The selection process overall is careful and intentional, and geared towards giving you a night of good performances from diverse perspectives. However, we never know what stories will be told. That is scary, and it is on purpose. It allows for something to be made by all of us that is serendipitous and surprising. We provide as sturdy a frame as possible, and then let all of you paint in the colors. Last night's collaborative art was powerful. Click below to read about it.

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  • Fascinating people are coming to tell you stories on August 3rd. On this night, we'll bring you true stories told live by world-renowned painter and assemblage artist Esperanza Gama, founder of the Prisoner's Revolutionary Literature Fund, Mike Holman, Chicago graffiti artist, muralist and illustrator Rahmaan Statik Barnes, Writer & Performer Keith Ecker, and award-winning Storyteller Lily Be. Click to read more, and reserve seats in advance! 0

    Our August 3rd Show

    Fascinating people are coming to tell you stories on August 3rd. On this night, we'll bring you true stories told live by world-renowned painter and assemblage artist Esperanza Gama, founder of the Prisoner's Revolutionary Literature Fund, Mike Holman, Chicago graffiti artist, muralist and illustrator Rahmaan Statik Barnes, Writer & Performer Keith Ecker, and award-winning Storyteller Lily Be. Click to read more, and reserve seats in advance!

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