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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, January 26

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Richard Peterson doc @ Film Center

The Siskel Film Center presents a screening of the 2004 documentary Big City Dick, a profile of Seattle street musician Richard Peterson who has somehow been able to work with local groups Stone Temple Pilots and The Young Fresh Fellows, as well as hang out with actors Jeff Bridges and Edward Furlong. Fans of Outsider Music will definitely want to catch this screening. The movie screens tonight at 8:00 PM. Tickets: $9, $5 for Film Center members, and $4 for SAIC students. Film Center: 164 N. State. (312) 846-2600.

GB staff member JMA will be in attendance.

Northwestern Library Sale

Northwestern University is hosting a library book sale in the third floor Ver Steeg Faculty Lounge of the Main Library, 1970 Campus Drive. Hardcovers will go for $3, paperbacks for $2 and mass-markets for $.50. There will also be CDs, VHS tapes and records in addition to the thousand volumes of NU Press overstock. Today's hours are from 10am-4pm and the sale is open to the general public, with major discounts taken off of all books. More than 50%. I quiver at the thought. Call 847-491-2932 for more information.

Wesley Stace @ Barbara's

Wesley Stace, aka John Wesley Harding, has embarked on his literary career with Misfortune, a novel that was spawned from one of his songs. The story follows a rescued baby boy who is raised as a girl by an English lord until puberty forces him to examine his identity. Stace appears at Barbara's Bookstore UIC, 1218 S. Halsted, for a 7:30pm reading. Call 312-413-2665 for more information.

 

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