The popular Chicago reading series Two Cookie Minimumhas held residency at the Hungry Brain since 2012, however the Roscoe Village bar announced its plans to close earlier this fall. Founder and curator Johnny Misfit (neé Wawrzaszek) addresses the closing of the Hungry Brain, the future of Two Cookie Minimum, and why live lit matters in this exclusive interview.
Tell our readers a little bit more about Two Cookie Minimum’s relationship with the Hungry Brain.
The choice was simple. The series began in Roscoe Village at Fritz Pastry, which was in walking distance to my apartment — I had to lug a small speaker and mic there for each reading. When Fritz changed owners, I looked for another walkable venue. A friend who hosts the Well Slept Film fest had an event at the Brain, and I was like, this is a good place. At the film fest…
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