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Events Mon Jan 20 2014

There's No Shame in Going to the Encyclopedia Show

The Encyclopedia Show hits 2014 hard this Wednesday, January 22, 7:30pm at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The theme "shame" will be addressed by all featured readers, which include a variety of spoken word, storytelling, music and comedy performers.

Each reader will dissect a topic relating to shame. Writer Natalie Edwards will address the unflattering and universal "walk of shame". HBO Def Poet Dan Sullivan goes back to syndicated television to recall the Batman villain Shame. Adam Moshe Levin, founder of the Young Chicago Authors' workshop Emcee WreckShop, gets serious about racial shame. Two Louder Than a Bomb college champions will read: Jasmine Alexandria Barber lives through vicarious shame, and Susie Swanton will address slut shaming. Poet Alison A. Ogunmokun invokes elementary school shame with her piece on dunce caps. Write Club host Ian Belknap will be wearing and reading about the Elizabethan Collar. And blogger Berto Saldana will speak of the shame of The Scarlet Letter heroine Hester Prynne.

The show is all ages, $9 for adults, $6 for students. This is the last season of The Encylopedia Show, so enjoy this while you can!

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