On Friday, October 31, story aficionados can celebrate Halloween with 7 Stories: Bird Eat Bird at Martinʼs Corner Bar in Pilsen (2056 West 22nd Place). Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m.
What to Expect: Emerging writers share their stories in collaborative performances that incorporate live music and visual projection. During intermission, audience members can come onstage to tell brief unscripted stories and compete for free beer. There will also be a costume contest with a cash prize. Though the event is free, cash donations are appreciated.
How to Get There: Take the Damen bus (#50) or get off at the Damen-Cermak Pink Line stop. Or drive; driving’s an option, too.
How to Submit Work for Future Shows: The Group Project produces 7 Stories on the last Friday of each month. It accepts submissions of original creative nonfiction, fiction, short plays, and prose poems (maximum: 2,000 words) on a rolling basis. To submit pieces for 7 Stories’ December performance, email Thegroupprojectemail@gmail.com.