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Events Mon Jul 08 2013

This Wednesday Celebrate as RUI Gains Dependence (finally)

Reading Under the Influence didn't party too hard last week so they could host their July reading, themed "dependence," on Wednesday, July 10 at Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield.

As they do, RUI mixes two all-American activities: drinking and writing. Each reader takes a shot and then reads twice: once from original work, once from published work relating to the theme (followed by a round of trivia).

Featured readers this month include Newcity editor Brian Hieggelke, Write Club host Ian
Belknap, author Tina Jens (The Blues Ain't Nothin'), and Germania Solorzano, an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago.

The $3 cover supports a friend of RUI, author and co-founder of The Handshake magazine Kevin Kane, who is battling cancer. RUI encourages you to to donate whatever you can to help.

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