Chicago has one of the most active and prolific “live lit” scenes in the country. Leading that vanguard is WRITE CLUB, the salty and subversive competitive reading series founded by noted monologist, former stand-up comedian, and everybody’s favorite curmudgeon Ian Belknap. Each 90-minute show consists of three “bouts” that pit two opposing writer/performers against each other to advocate on behalf of an assigned idea: think “Guts vs. Glory” or “Liberty vs. Death.” Combatants have seven minutes to make their case and the audience selects the winners. Join us for a special CHF evening of lively dialectics and raucous repartee. The gloves are off! (And stay tuned to CHF social media—Facebook and Twitter—in August for the chance to help choose the topics for the bouts.)
Read the CHF blog post about this program.
Read the second CHF blog post about this program.