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Events Tue Jun 05 2012

Reading Under the Influence Brings the Pain (of Baseball)

The always fun, always unpredictable series Reading Under the Influence is back this Wednesday, June 6, with an appropriate theme for a Wrigleyville area bar: "Pain (The Baseball Edition)." Join readers Ben Tanzer (This Zine Will Change Your Life), April Newman, writer-zinestress Liz Baudler (The Toucan magazine) and Windy City Story Slam All-City Champion Alex Bonner.

For those new to RUI, the format is split with an intermission. Each reader performs twice, first sharing their work then reading published work followed by trivia (a crowd favorite). Oh, and readers take shots before they read (hence the name). Nothing like this series exists in Chicago so check it out.

RUI is always in the back room of Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave., 7pm, $3.

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