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Events Wed Jun 02 2010

Reginald Gibbons @ Stop Smiling


This Thursday, Northwestern University professor Reginald Gibbons reads from
Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories. Author Rosellen Brown says "The poems and stories in Slow Trains Overhead are a constantly surprising tour through the loveliness and desperation of Chicago. By their attentive listening, they pay homage to the city's uncountable souls wherever they are to be found -- on the map, on the street, at home, in the solitary mind's eye. This is a necessary, enlivening book by a keen observer with an open spirit who makes impassioned music out of the most ordinary encounters, without cynicism or sentimentality." Release party hosted by Make Magazine, Stop Smiling Books and the University of Chicago Press. There will be beer, appetizers and music. Gapers Block's own Ramsin Canon will be there with a multimedia presentation on "The Chicago Ward Primer: Celebrities, Scandals and Snacks," followed by the reading. Stop Smiling Storefront, 1371 N. Milwaukee Avenue, (773) 342-1124. Thursday, June 3 at 7:30pm. Free.

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