Hosted by

Presented as the closing event for the

Lit & Luz Festival: litluz.com.


Multi-disciplinary and multilingual, audio+visual performances and conversations will bring an issue of MAKE alive on stage and showcase unique collaborations between writers and visual artists from Chicago and Mexico City.


This event will move between Spanish and English and through the theme, “Archive,” explore the contexts in which both Chicago and Mexico City exist, as well as how we document our lives and culture in a digital age. 


General admission tickets, available here, come with an Argus Brewery Beer, 
and bites from Cemitas Puebla, Bridgeport Pasty, and Xurro--Churro Factory!


For VIP Tickets (with cocktails + books + more!), click here.


Featuring debut collaborations with music, dance, video, poetry, and "dibs" from:


-->Valeria Luiselli + Marvin Tate


-->Fred Sasaki + Tania Candiani


-->Joel Craig + Luis Felipe Fabre + Kirsten Leenaars


-->Valerie Mejer + Daniel Borzutzky


-->Verónica Gerber Bicecci + Kathleen Rooney


-->Brenda Lozano + Pat Whalen


Plus, a mini-Adam Burke show with guests Álvaro Enrigue, Don De Grazia,

and Irvine Welsh


With music from (((SONORAMA)))
& Ida y Vuelta



Directed by Salonathon’s Jane Beachy, hosted by comedians Adam Burke & Southside Ignoramus Quintet's Ruth Guerra, with music from Ida y Vuelta and Charly Garcia of the DJ Collective Sonorama.
Set design by ChiDM’s Roman Titus and Mexico City visual artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda.


Also, Poems While You Wait!


Treats from Cemitas Puebla, Bridgeport Pasty,  and Xurro--Churro Factory!



Directed by Salonathon’s Jane Beachy, hosted by comedians Adam Burke & Ruth Guerra, with music from Ida y Vuelta and Charly Garcia of the DJ Collective Sonorama.


Set design by ChiDM’s Roman Titus and Mexico City visual artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda.


Also featuring, Poems While You Wait with Shane Zimmer
Becky Wills, and Gerardo Cardenas.


Tickets include a drink, snacks, and more!


This is the only ticketed event for the entire festival. All other events are free of charge! Your support at this event supports each of them,  the participating writers and artists, and MAKE Literary Productions, a 501c3 literary arts nonprofit


Doors at 7 pm / show starts at 8 pm / Music at 10 pm


Refreshments served. 


Dancing to follow with music from Ida y Vuelta & Sonorama.


Illustrations by David Alvarado from MAKE #15