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Get Lit: Pub Night

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    Tue, March 12, 2024 (5:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
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Start your St. Patrick’s Day weekend early as we celebrate the time-honored tradition of finding the inspiration to write in an Irish pub.

Raise your glasses and don your finest green attire because we're bringing the heart and soul of Irish pubs to life at this month’s Get Lit! At this event, we’re celebrating the works of Irish-American writers and the stories told every day in pubs across the country.

  • Play a few rounds of classic Pub Trivia, inspired by Images of America: Chicago’s Historic Irish Pubs by Mike Danahey and Allison Hantschel. Win prizes by answering questions themed around Irish history, culture, music, writing, and more!
  • Customize and design your very own pub coaster to enhance the ambiance of your at-home Irish Pub.
  • Hunt for hidden creatures in the Leprechaun Hunt and win a special prize for completing it.
  • Grab an Irish pub-inspired poem from our friends at Poems While You Wait.
  • Enjoy beer, wine, and the night’s specialty cocktail, the Tipsy Cow, a fiery Irish whiskey cocktail. Non-alcoholic options available as well.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this magical evening where Irish folklore comes to life, and the pub becomes a stage for tales both ancient and new. Join us at Get Lit: Pub Night for a St. Patrick's Day celebration like no other!

Get Lit is your way to enjoy evenings in the Loop. Meet friends and fellow book nerds for an early evening treat. Each month, the AWM serves drinks, games, special experiences, and fun activities to get you lit!

A limited number of discounted tickets have been made available for teachers and school librarians. To claim your discount, use the code provided in the AWM education newsletter. You can sign up for the monthly education newsletter here for regular updates. If you are an educator and have questions, please email our Education Team at education@americanwritersmuseum.org.

Buy your tickets today! A limited number of tickets are available at the door. AWM members, use the access code emailed to you to reveal the member ticket price. Tickets include admission to the museum and drink tickets for two complimentary beverages. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase. Guests must be 21+ to attend Get Lit and show a valid ID at the door.

Funds raised at this event will go towards the AWM’s Write In Youth Education Program, which serves middle and high school students from under-resourced schools. See our other upcoming GET LIT events here.

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