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Events Fri Aug 09 2013

Stories from Around the Way @ Cole's Bar

Thumbnail image for ChiLit_Logo.JPGNever mind downtown. We all know that the heart and soul of Chicago lies within its neighborhoods.

In celebration of these enclaves to which we fiercely claim allegiance, 1,001 Chicago Afternoons and Anthology of Chicago (both fascinating 'hood-centric projects) present Chi Lit: Tales of the Neighborhoods on Tuesday, August 13 at Cole's Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Hosted by Rachel Hyman of Anthology of Chicago and Paul Dailing of 1,001 Chicago Afternoons, the night features a lit-star-studded line-up, including: Bill Savage, writer and Chicago literary scholar, on Rogers Park; Dmitry Samarov, author of Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab, on Beverly; Shannon Cason, storyteller with The Moth and NPR's Snap Judgment, on Bronzeville; Kimberly Dixon-Mays, poet and audience strategist, on Hyde Park; Paul Durica, founder of "Pocket Guide to Hell" tours and reenactments, on Pilsen; Robert Loerzel, author of Alchemy of Bones, on Lakeview; Sarah Gonzalez, co-founder of Brown and Proud Press, Xicana poet, and educator, on Pilsen; Molly Meacham, Chicago Public Schools teacher, on Roscoe Village; and Melanie LaForce, sporadic writer of internet essays, on Logan Square

The free event is a benefit for literacy programs at Open Books, so drink all you want--it's for the children.

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