Start the week off right and head over to the Twilight Tales open mic, tonight at 7:30pm at the Bourgeois Pig Cafe (738 W. Fullerton). This long running reading series has an emphasis on speculative fiction, so bring in your work-in-progress and take it for a test drive!
The Bookslut Reading Series returns to Hopleaf (5148 N. Clark) on Tuesday, August 4th at 7:30pm. This weeks guests are journalist Katherine Joyce and Chicago Tribune columnist Mark Caro.
Head over to Sheffield's (3258 N. Sheffield) on Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00pm for RUI: Reading Under the Influence. This month's featured reader is Chicago author Marcus Sakey. He's both a talented writer and talented drinker, so it's sure to be a good time. He joins Dennis Frymire, Tim Weaver, and RUI's Amy Guth.
If you like what you hear on Wendesday, return to Sheffield's Thursday 7:00-10:00pm for the release of THE AMATEURS, Marcus Sakey's fourth novel. The drinks are free and the books are for sale.