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Events Sun Sep 28 2014

Hey Dude, Don't Miss Reading Under the Influence On October 1st

Longstanding series Reading Under the Influence is at it again, Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7pm at their home, the back room of Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield Ave.

The month's theme is Dude Ranch. That could reference anything from the title of a Blink 182 album, the setting of a John Wayne Western, or the title of a classic '90s Nickelodeon television show. See how it is interpreted by readers, Brian Costello (author of Losing in Gainesville), Matt Rowan (author of Why God Why), Joseph G. Peterson (author of Gideon's Confession) and Gint Aras (author of Finding the Moon in Sugar).

Readers read twice, once with original work and again with published work related to the night's theme. Trivia questions per the theme will be asked with drink tickets and literary swag awarded to the victors.

Stay for drink specials, $2 domestic bottles and some barbecued vittles. There is a $3 cover, and it's 21 and over.

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