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Upcoming Events For Literary Folk

By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 29, 2010 4:20PM

Tuesday: To celebrate Women's History Month, the Caffeine Theatre is presenting Dwelling in Possibility: An Emily Dickinson Coffeehouse, a collection of Emily Dickinson's poetry and letters with music, dance and theatre inspired by her life and work. Winners from the "Poetry to Take Your Head Off" competition also present their Emily Dickinson-inspired work.
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., 6:30 p.m., free

Tuesday: The Moth StorySLAM strikes again. Storytellers have five minutes without notes or cheat sheets to tell a story related to "Busted," this month's theme. At the end, the audience votes for the best story. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Marytrs’, 3855 N Lincoln Avenue, 8 p.m., $7, 21+

Thursday: Nerds at Heart and 2nd Story are teaming up for Anecdate, a singles event mixed with stories and literary mingling. Alongside musical accompaniment, four single storytellers will share a humorous or poignant dating fiasco. The singles audience will be encouraged to rotate seats throughout the evening and share their own dating misadventures. Ticket includes a cocktail and literary-themed activities, trivia and giveaways.
Holiday Club, 4000 N. Sheridan Rd., 7 p.m., $20 advance/$25 at door

Thursday: Entries to the 11th Annual Edible Book Show & Tea must adhere to the following rules: "It can look like a book, it can act like a book, it can be a pun on a book... The only rule: it must be edible." The theme for this year's devourable book look alikes is children's books. Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Most Book-like, Best Visual Pun, Best Presentation, and Most Likely to be Devoured. Come view and vote the entries until 7 p.m.
Columbia College Chicago Library, 624 S. Michigan Ave. 3rd Floor, 6 p.m., $10

Saturday: The Red Rover Series is a reading series that experiments with varying themes. This month's experiment #35 will focus on fairy tales and features Jenny Boully, an author who teaches in the Nonfiction and Poetry programs at Columbia College Chicago and Kate Zambreno, an author who is also an editor at Nightboat Books.
Outer Space Studio, 1474 N. Milwaukee, 7 p.m., $4 suggested donation