TONIGHT @ Uncharted, 7:30 pm Glug, Glug: Bars & Drinking by SPOC

vintage bar fridays with lesleys girls cocktail recipe

TONIGHT, 7:30 pm @ Uncharted Books, it’s another SPOC event! Belly up to the watering hole with radtastic readings all about libations, inebriations, bars, booze and the like.

Shay DeGrandis
Elizabeth Gomez
Victoria Harley
Rachel Rodeck
Nicki Yowell

BYOB, of course. Come for the drinky readings and the VERY SPECIAL SPOC ANNOUNCEMENT. Changes are afoot…

Announcing: A Very SPOC Engagement: Hitchin’s and Such on 6/14

funny-russian-wedding-photo-2Ring dem heteronormative bells cuz it’s June, the month where everyone’s blowing up your Facebook feed with pics of banquets, bouquets, brides and other such nonsense.

So, henceforth, you’re cordially invited to A Very SPOC Engagement, Sunday, June 14, 7:30 pm. at Uncharted Books (2620 N. Milwaukee.) Neither chicken nor fish will be served.

SPOC being SPOC, we married ourselves to the idea of a reading all about matrimony, in our characteristic tongue and cheek way of course. Readings fall into old/new/borrowed/blue categories.

Performers: Victoria Harley, Anna Jo BeckIan McDuffieNicki Yowell …..and more members of the bridal party TBA.

Contact if you want SPOC to make an honest reader out of you.


Chicago Zine Fest is Tomorrow!


Break out those dollar bills and long arms, kids, it’s Zine Fest! SPOC will be at Chicago Zine Fest tomorrow Saturday, May 9th from 11 am- 6pm at table S08 at Plumber’s Union Hall (1340 W. Washington Blvd.) See ya there! :-)

Ring In 3 Years With Us This Sunday


Hey hey SPOC budzzz. Ready to throw down for our third? Our PARTYPARTYPARTY 3rd Bday is this Sunday 4/19 starting at 7:30 over at Uncharted Books (2620 N. Milwaukee). 

Readers include:
Dana Jerman
Paul Durica
Anita Mechler
Rachael Zalutsky
Carrie Laski
Nicki Yowell
(maybe) Crispin Rosencranz
As always, BYOB. Bring some $ for zines and donations.
See ya thurrrr.
<3 Nicki

Announcing: SPOC’s 3rd BDAY !!!!!!!


Can you believe it? We survived the terrible twos. Bring in our third year of life with a jubilant birthday reading with a partypartyparty theme. Celebrate with us at Uncharted Books (2620 N. Milwaukee Ave.) on Sunday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. It’s all about party times, party cats, party hats, celebration stations and what not.

Performers: Dana Jerman, Crispin RosenkranzAnita M. MechlerNicki Yowell, Carrie Laski, Rachael Zalutsky + more TBA.


Pick Up WORST BREAKUP EVER Zine @ Quimby’s


Looking to pick up SPOC’s newest comp zine Worst Breakup EVER ? Set your sights on Quimby’s Bookstore and grab one while you can. Out-of-towner? You can purchase it online at

Broken Hearty Party: Join Us TMRW @ Uncharted, 7:30


Hey there lovebbugs! TMRW 2/26: Don’t miss out. It’s the Anti-Valentine Heart Wrencher Night @ Uncharted Books (2620 N Milwaukee Ave) at 7:30. We’ll be debuting our brand new Worst Breakup EVER zine as part of the event. A mere $3 gets you tales of woe, heartache and thank-God-I-dumped-that-turditude.

Readers/performances include: Victoria Harley, Tony Jeswald, Liz Mason, Mike Vinopal (in abstentia), Nicki Yowell, Rachael Zalutsky, and Peyton Stewart.

The whole soiree will be sponsored by our friends from Radio One Chicago so show up early for awesome swag and the skinny on the raddest in Chicago music. As always, donations accepted on behalf of SPOC and BYOB. Bring cash fo zines.

RSVP hurrrr.

Thanks a bundle to all the folks who contributed to the zine. It’s been a minute since we made a collab zine and it sure is awesome!