Holy moly, check out our awesome lineup. You can see them at the Book Cellar on Monday, September 17th at 7pm without having to see Willy Nast. What a treat!
Britt Julious is a writer of many genres, an editor, a digital nomad, and a storyteller from Chicago. She currently serves as the Editorial Director of Cancer Wellness magazine, writes a music and nightlife column for the Chicago Tribune, and previously served as an editor for Vice’s THUMP. She regularly contributes to publications including the New York Times, Vogue, Women’s Health, ELLE, and Esquire. Britt’s work focuses on the intersection of art, culture, race, feminism, and politics, and she is a firm believer in the underground, the avant-garde, and the underdog. Britt also frequently serves as a moderator, panelist and guest speaker for organizations, schools and events throughout the country, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pitchfork Music Festival, adidas Originals, Soho House, Pop Up Magazine, and the Chicago Humanities Festival. The Chicago Reader once named her the Best Local Writer Who Excels at Social Media and later, BuzzFeed named her one of the Best Role Models for Ambitious Twentysomethings.
Sarah Bunger grew up in one of the smallest towns imaginable outside of Dayton, Ohio (think: flashing caution light, a gas station/Subway sandwich shop, and lots and lots of cows). Since moving to the big city ten years ago, she is adjusting to the long winters and nearly complete lack of cows. In addition to teaching English Lit and directing the Community Partnerships program at an area high school, she hosts the Truth or Lie Reading Series, an awesome live lit show the first Sunday of the month. She’d love for you to see it, but more importantly, she’d love for you to be in it. Please talk to her about it! She has been a featured teller at Solo Theatre, Story Sessions, This Much is True, You’re Being Ridiculous, and WBEZ’s New Year’s Eve celebration. She is a two-time Moth Grand Slam Champion and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and podcast.
Michele Popadich is a writer, runner, project manager, and native Chicagoan. She currently works at a tech company and wakes up at ungodly hours to squeeze a few hours of writing in before she goes to work. She’s self published various books of photography and poetry and also as creates and publishes content for her visual poetry instagram, Petit Poetry (@petit_poetry).
Amy Sumpter has been doing Stand Up for 10 years. She is a regular perform with the Kates, who you can see here at the Book Cellar the 2nd Friday of the month as well as the last Saturday of the month. Amy has also traveled all over the country doing shows and was lucky enough to travel to LA, where she was a contestant on Last Comic Standing. When she isn’t slinging jokes she can be seen rapping! Amy is in the all female Beastie Boys tribute band She’s Crafty.