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3/13/20 – IMPORTANT UPDATE: The March DEEP DISH READING SERIES event, and other in-person events for the SLF Chicago Chapter, have been cancelled until further notice due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


First Deep Dish of the Year! – Jan 2020

Excited to announce the SLF Deep Dish’s first reading of 2020! Due to popular demand, we’re experimenting with a weekend session and we need some readers!

Location: Volumes Bookcafe (1474 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL)
Date: Saturday, March 14th
Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Do you have a work of speculative fiction coming out soon? Or maybe your latest WIP needs a live audience? We need your WORDS! We’d love to see you there!
If you’re interested in reading, please contact Chris at or learn more at 



Chicago Chapter Announcement – Dec 2019

The SLF (Speculative Literature Foundation) is pleased to announce the formation of its Chicago Chapter. The charter of the Chicago Chapter is to carry on the purpose of the SLF with a more regional focus. The aim of the organization is  to encourage promising new writers, assist established writers, facilitate the work of quality magazines and small presses, and develop a greater public appreciation of speculative fiction.  The Chicago SLF Chapter, in close partnership with Volumes Bookcafe (, will continue the successful and long-running Deep Dish Reading series and hopes to expand the program in 2020 so as to include additional sessions, venues and networking/educational activities.