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Tuesday, September 21

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Events Mon Oct 22 2012

Write Club Goes to Couples Therapy

Write Club is back with its 29th chapter. If you are new to this reading series, it's helpful to know the ground rules before you show up; rule number one is that contestants face off writing on two opposing themes; rule number two says the competition goes down in three seven-minute bouts; and rule number three about Write Club is that audience votes on the winner. All proceeds go to charities of winner's choosing, but they keep the names of those charities to themselves to keep voting impartial. Makes sense.

Making the bouts extra fun, all readers are actual couples! Contestants and themes include: Bob Stockfish/Together vs. Diana Slickman/Apart. Emmy Bean/Finance vs. Ira Murfin/Romance. And Ryan Walters/Rent vs. Dina Walters/Own.

In keeping with the couples theme, this edition brings on its first ever guest host, Bob "The Underlord" Stockfish, joining resident ringleader Ian Belknap.

The words start flying Tuesday, October 23 beginning at 7pm, at the Hideout located at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave. $10 at the door; 21+.

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