In 2017, the SLF partnered with SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) and CNSC (Chicago Nerds Social Club) to create a speculative literature reading series at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee, Chicago.



March 7, 7 p.m. — Readers to be determined.

May 9, 7 p.m. — Readers to be determined.

If you’re interested in reading with us, please drop a note to Mary Anne Mohanraj,


October 7, 7 p.m. — Featuring novelist Mary Robinette Kowal, debut novelist Cath Schaff-Stump, host Mary Anne Mohanraj, plus Chris Bauer, Richard Chwedyk, and Meg Khoury for the inaugural Deep Dish.  Photos!

December 7, 7 pm. — Featuring novelist Ada Palmer, debut novelists Michael Moreci and Sue Burke, co-hosts Mary Anne Mohanraj and Chris Bauer, rapid-fire readers Angeli Primlani, Valya Dudycz Lupescu, Stephen Segal and Dan Gonzalez.  Photos and Video!