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Sunday, April 23
Irish author Jamie O'Neill - At Swim, Disturbance - will participate in a 6pm reading, Q&A, and signing at the Harold Washington Library's Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State St. Part of Columbia College's Story Week Festival of Writers 2005, Columbia professor Andrew Allegretti will join in the discussion. Call 312-747-4300 for more information.
Early to Bed, the grrl-positive erotic shop at 5232 N. Sheridan Rd., is holding a class tonight at 7:30pm called "Flirting for Nerds 102." It's a more advanced version of the store's popular intro course, and promises to help even the most un-suave person make a pass. $10 at the door, 18 and over. More info on Early to Bed's calendar, or by calling 773-271-1219. By the way, they tell us there may be a film crew taping for a "documentary on nerd culture." You've been warned.
As part of Columbia College's week-long festival Story Week, there will be a panel discussion titled "Censorship: The Menace of Story" today at 1:00 PM at the Columbia College Library. Among the scheduled attendees: Story Week guest author Jamie O'Neill; author John Schultz; and F Magazine editors Tom Popp and Deb Lewis. The event is free and open to the public. Columbia College Library: 624 S. Michigan, 3rd floor. See the Story Week site for further details.