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Benefit Mon Nov 25 2013

Soup & Bread & That's All She Wrote Team Up for Benefit

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Karen Gerod, the owner of Swim Cafe, has long been a supporter of local literary and charitable events. Since the inception of the Soup & Bread series at the Hideout she's been there, and since September 2012 she's made her cafe home to the live lit series That's All She Wrote.

Earlier this year Karen was diagnosed with cancer, and has since been battling both the disease and mounting medical bills. Martha Bayne of Soup & Bread has teamed up with Angela Benander and JH Palmer of That's All She Wrote for a fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) benefitting Karen.

There will be soups from an array of local cooks including Milk & Honey, Hoosier Mama's Allison Scott, and artist and "Mortified! Chicago" host Shay DeGrandis, followed by readings on the theme of health care and caretaking from Benander, Palmer, Bayne, Tom Wolferman, Sheri Reda, and Dmitry Samarov. Music provided by DJ Lawrence Peters. Suggested donation $10; all proceeds will be donated to Karen. Event runs 5:30-8pm.

For more information see the Facebook event page. If you're not able to attend but would like to make a donation visit the YouCaring account that has been set up for Karen.

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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