Bob Boone

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Upcoming Engagements

Story Club, an open mic for stories
Where: Chicago: North Side @ Holiday Club, South Side @ Co-Prosperity Sphere (RIGHT)
Story Club is Chicago's best open mic for stories. See website for schedule.


Sunday Salon Chicago
Sunday, July 31, 8pm - 10pm
Uncommon Ground on Devon, 1401 W. Devon, Chicago
Open Mic at Uncommon Ground is one of the best in the city, proudly celebrating 20 years of exclusive sponsorship from Shure Microphones 7pm sign-up, 8pm start. $5 Suggested Donations requested.
Reservations in the listening room guarantee seating: (773) 465-9801.


Pegasus Players Young Playwrights Festival
Please see website for details/dates TBA


The Nowehere People
Ernie gets caught up in his next door neighbor's quest to build a ghost machine.
by GABRIELLA BONAMICI, Whitney Young High School


Newberry Library Seminars Program- offers writing workshops for both beginning and advanced writers; discussion-based seminars on a variety of topics in philosophy, history, arts, music, languages, genealogy, and literature; and a good selection of "Chicago interest" seminars from Chicago playwrights to Chicago neighborhoods to the city's public art.


Printers Row Lit Fest- The Midwest's largest literary festival includes author readings and signings, panel discussions, kids' activities, food booths, book sales, and more.
Events at the Harold Washington Library Center require advance tickets.
June 7-8, 10am-5pm.


Newberry Library Book Fair- annual book sale offers 120,000-plus donated books in 70-some categories, many priced under $2. If you're there on Saturday, get up on your soapbox and hold forth on current issues at the Bughouse Square Debates, held in Washington Square Park, just across the street-and prepare be heckled (it's encouraged).
JSee website for dates & details.


Starting September 2nd, YCA's weekly open mic for youth starts up again. As always, each show will have a writing workshop at 6PM, free pizza at 7PM, open mic at 7:30 and a RADICAL featured performer at 8:30.
WordPlay happens every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. (September through June) at Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwauke


'In One Ear' Poetry Night
Wednesdays: 10 p.m.
Heartland Cafe - 7000 N. Glenwood Ave. - Chicago (Rogers Park)
Five-minute performances range from spoken word and poetry to music and visual art.


Uptown Poetry Slam with Marc Smith
The Green Mill

Sundays, 7:00-10:00 pm
4802 N. Broadway, Chicago


Loose Leaf Tea Loft
Tuesdays, poetry open mic

4229 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
7:30 PM


Fourth Sundays, RHINO Poetry Workshops
and peer exchange sponsored by RHINO/the Poetry Forum
Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 -- Room 108


Open Mic for Poets, Musicians, Storytellers & Other Performers!
3rd Saturday Coffeehouse:
The Unity Temple
875 Lake Street, in Downtown Oak Park




Moe's Cafe

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