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Events Mon Mar 04 2013

Join the Madness of Reading Under the Influence

Reading Under the Influence encourages its readers to drink before they perform, so it makes perfect sense that the its March 6 reading should be "Madness" themed, right? Show up at Sheffield's, located at 3258 N. Sheffield Ave., at 7pm to partake in libations, literature and laughter.

Making sure madness ensues, featured readers include, 2nd Story member Darwyn Jones, author of Little Known Facts Christine Sneed, Columbia College fiction writing professor Shawn Shiflett, and Columbia College fiction writing undergrad Wyl Villacres.

Each performer will read twice, once from original work, and the second, from a piece of madness related published work. Following the readings, participate in a round of trivia for prizes including books and drink tickets. This usually consists of a free-for-all of shouts and half-joking responses. Come to think of it, every month at RUI could be construed as madness.

Drop in at 7pm and grab a drink. There is a $3 cover.

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