events              

friday, june 15 >> 7pm

An event in the 10 Dorothy Days series, which highlights a variety Chicago-area community organizations. Wanna learn about how to ideologically spruce up the community through public art rooted in a unifying mantra? Rich Alapack of We All Live Here will be joining us to share about his good work, and we'll join together to create our own public art piece. Also, there will be donuts! Register for the event here.

THE DIAL: saturday, june 16 >> 6pm

James Joyce’s Ulysses first appeared in print in the pages of Margaret Anderson's avant-garde literary magazine, The Little Review, between 1918 and 1921. In 1921 the Post Office seized copies of the magazine and refused to distribute them on the grounds that Ulysses constituted  obscene material. Anderson ended up having to go to trial over the matter. The Little Review began its life in our current home, The Fine Arts Building. Join us for a very special celebration of Ulysses, Margaret Anderson and the literary legacy of the Fine Arts Building, featuring Liesl Olson in conversation with Adam Morgan. More info here.

thursday, june 21 >> 7pm

An event in our monthly series with Lumpen Radio. The Eye 94 crew will talk with writer Megan Stielstra about her book "The Wrong Way to Save Your Life." This conversation will be recorded for radio broadcast.

RSVP HERE

wednesday, june 27 >> 7:30pm

We'll be welcoming the Third Coast Translators Collective into the shop for a discussion and reading. Hear Amaia Gabantxo, Izidora Angel, and Lucina Schell, read from and discuss works that they've translated. RSVP here!

thursday, june 28 >> 7pm

An event in the 10 Dorothy Days series, which highlights a variety Chicago-area community organizations. When the world seems messy and our future bleak, it's healthy to remember the pockets of goodness all around us. Priya Shah, founder of The Simple Good, will share about her phenomenal work in empowering others to recognize and build up the goodness they see in their communities. What started as a blog that went viral calling for folks to submit what "good" meant to them has now evolved into art programs that bring hope and a positive outlook to youth in at-risk communities. At this Dorothy Day event, we'll learn all about The Simple Good and how we can be helpful, making sure we ourselves engage with it and spread the word.  Register for the event here.

friday, july 13th >> 6-10pm

SECOND FRIDAY! We'll be open late at both locations with special refreshments, to ease you into your weekend. At PILSEN we'll have LIVE MUSIC starting at 9pm! Local band, Small Places will be performing.
PCB: 6-10pm /// The Dial: 5-9pm

wednesday, july 18th >> 7pm

TORI TELFER, MARYSE MEIJER & YTASHA WOMACK. A panel for aspiring writers! We're inviting some of our favorite local writers and all-around great human beings into the shop for a panel discussion on the practicalities of writing for a living and getting published. We've noticed that all three of them have some great gems of wisdom from their experience writing and we thought all of you would love if they'd share.

THE DIAL: thursday, july 19th >> 7pm

An event in our monthly series with Lumpen Radio & Eye 94. The Chicago Review of Books has just published a reissue of the lost Chicago classic, The Cliff-Dwellers by Henry Blake Fuller. Adam Morgan, the editor of the Chicago Review of Books will be coming by to talk about the book.

“Both audacious and restrained, expansive and provincial, relevant and quaint.”
—Kathleen Rooney, The Paris Review (2018)

“A multifaceted classic.”
—Phoebe Mogharei, Chicago magazine (2018)

Originally published in 1893, The Cliff-Dwellers was the first “Chicago novel” to win national acclaim, written by Chicago’s first LGBTQ novelist, Henry Blake Fuller. In 2010, Chicago magazine ranked it the sixth-best Chicago novel of all time.

THE DIAL: friday, july 27 >> 7pm

An event in the 10 Dorothy Days series, which highlights a variety Chicago-area community organizations. Nicole Kawell, founder of Chicago Dance Institute, joins us to share about how she's brought her magnetic love of dance to young folks in Chicago to help them in their social-emotional development. Register for the event here.

THE DIAL: thursday, august 16 >> 7pm >> 

An event in our monthly series with Lumpen Radio. The Eye 94 crew will talk with writer Ling Ma about her book "Severance." This conversation will be recorded for radio broadcast.