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Events Sun Jul 16 2006

Booked in Chicago: 7/17-7/23

Monday: 7/17
"Brokeback Locker Room" @ Harold Washington Library
In celebration of the Gay Games, author and NY Times columnist Robert Lipsyte moderates a discussion of gays and lesbians in sports. Free at 6:30pm. [Slowdown]

Tuesday: 7/18
"The Commercial Closet" @ Harold Washington Library
Also in acknowledgement of the Gay Games, the Harold Washington Library is holding a talk on the history of queer representation in marketing media through the past 30 years. Free at 6pm. [Slowdown]

Wednesday: 7/19
Local Author Night @ Book Cellar
Elizabeth Crane, Melissa Fraterrigo, David Case and Iris Waichler stop at the Book Cellar for their regular local authors series. Free at 7pm. [Slowdown]

Thursday: 7/20
Voices from Home: Local Authors Speak
The Friends of the Blackstone Branch Library host Elizabeth Fama for their regular series of local author readings. 4909 S. Lake Park Ave at 3pm. [Slowdown]

2nd Annual Printers' Ball
Local prints abound at the Double Door tonight. Come check out publications from Punk Planet, Make Magazine, Newcity, Featherproof Books and more and get to know the great people who keep local, independent publishing alive. Free at 8pm. [Slowdown]

Powell's North Reading Series
This month Powell's hosts Kathy Regina, Amanda Traxler and feature poet Srikanth Reddy. Free at 7pm. [Slowdown]

Friday: 7/21
Saturation Series: Youth, Innocence & Doubt
Featuring new writing, film, music and thought, this month's series focuses on the "joys and troubles of childhood." 8pm at South Union Arts, 1352 S. Union. [Slowdown]

Saturday: 7/22
Dragon Boat Race for Literacy
Magnificent races in dragon boats along the Chicago River in China Town. Admission is free to the races and the food, games, crafts and performances throughout the day. 9am-4pm. [Slowdown]

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