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Events Mon Feb 09 2009

Event Spotlight: Orange Alert Reading & Polyphony H.S.

There are a couple good events to tell you about this week. The first is Orange Alert Press's special reading series in honor of the AWP conference, held at the Book Cellar on Wednesday. You'll get a number of local authors, including Blake Butler, Barry Graham, S. Craig Renfroe, Jason Jordan, John Domini, Peter Schwartz and Ben Tanzer, reading their works all for free. 7:30pm at 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave.

The second great happening is Thursday's Polyphony H.S. benefit at the School of the Art Institute. Local authors Stuart Dybek, Aleksander Hemon (both of whom are authors of past Book Club selections) and Gina Nahai will read and sign their books as part of a fundraiser for this nonprofit organization that provices writing and editing opportunities to high school students throughout the country. The reading is from 7-8pm at an admission price of $10; admission to the subsequent reception is a donation of $50 or more. Purchase your tickets here, then come to the SAIC's Sullivan Galleries at 33 S. State St. It's not only a good chance to hear some great local talent, but also a particularly good cause that you'll help at the same time.

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