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Benefit Wed Nov 14 2012

WRITE CLUB Benefit @ Hamburger Mary's

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WRITE CLUB Founder and Overlord, Ian Belknap. Photo credit: Evan Hanover.

WRITE CLUB, the world's most badass competitive literary series, is making a special appearance on Friday, Nov. 16, at Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N. Clark St. The series regularly benefits charitable organizations, and this Friday, in a special appearance away from its home at the Hideout, benefits Stone Scholastic Academy.

If you're not familiar with WRITE CLUB, it consists of three bouts of two opposing writers representing two opposing ideas (Fire vs. Ice, say, or Fate vs. Free Will) assigned in advance. Performers get 7 minutes apiece to make their case, and the audience picks a winner. It's fast, hilarious, and has been hailed by New City as a Top Five Literary Event of 2011, and the Chicago Reader called it "The punchiest thing to hit literature since Hemingway."

The lineup of competitors for this edition includes:
Miles Harvey ("trial") vs Ian Belknap ("error")
Ellen Pinkham ("public") vs Jim DeWan ("private")
Noelle Krimm ("art") vs Jenny Magnus ("science")

For more info visit WRITE CLUB. Tickets are $35 per each or $60 for two, which includes a cocktail and appetizers. All proceeds to benefit Friends of Stone Academy, a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises funds for Stone Scholastic Academy, a Chicago Public School. Show starts at 7pm.

 

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