Upcoming Events for Literary Folk

By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 9, 2010 7:00PM

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10,000 Tons of Black Ink: Best of 2009 Edition
Tonight: Claire Zulkey once again brings a slew of readings and performances to the Hideout with her Funny Ha Ha series. Revel in the comedic genius of Cameron Esposito, the shapely prose of Kate Harding, the conspiracy theories of Fred Sasaki, The Order of Odd-Fishness of James Kennedy, the sucker punchiness of Robbie Q. Telfer, and the films of Steve Delahoyde. Proceeds benefit the Neighborhood Writing Alliance, so don't be stingy.
Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 6:30 p.m., $5 donation

Wednesday: To celebrate the release of Image Comic's one-shot Colt Noble and the Megalords, author Tim Seeley will be on hand to sign copies of the issue. Watch the commercial for Colt Noble and Archfiend details.
Challengers Comics, 1845 N. Western Ave., 5 p.m., free

Thursday: Some of Chicagoists' very finest will be reading their dystopian and end-of-the-world-themed work at "The Liquid Burning of Apocalyptic Bard Letters." Chicago writers Jeff Phillips, Ian Randall and Daniel Mac Rae will join Chicagoist politicos Aaron Cynic and Kevin Robison to talk, read and toast all things apocalyptic. We encouraged Kevin to read his celebrated Wal-Mart piece, but he is opting to read a short story instead.
Matilda Baby Atlas, 3103 N. Sheffield Ave., 9 p.m., free

Thursday: The Literary Writers Network will celebrate the release of its inaugural 2009 "Best Of" Print Edition. All stories were originally published on the 10,000 Tons of Black Ink site, an online medium that publishes work by artists new to the literary scene. The night will include author readings and a silent auction and raffle, with prizes such as Chicago Fire tickets and Bucktown Soup Café credit. Yummy.
The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 7 p.m., $5 donation includes copy of publication