Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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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Sunday, July 14

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Third Coast International Audio Festival Conference

The Third Coast Festival is holding its annual conference at the Wyndham Chicago this weekend. The conference includes sessions on making pitches and podcasting, and rendering complex information clearly and concisely. The conference also includes the awards ceremony for the 2005 audio documentary competition. For more information, visit the website.

Wendy McClure @ 57th St. Books

Friend of GB and author of our October book club pick, Wendy McClure discusses I'm Not the New Me at 57th St. Books tonight. A $10 donation is requested for this event, which benefits Literacy Works, a nonprofit organization helping improve literacy in Chicago adults and families. 1301 E. 57th St., 7:30pm. Call 773-752-4381 for more information.

Herbal Spa Night

Enjoy a mini-facial, manicure, chair massage, and more in the lovely warmth and beauty of the Garfield Park Conservatory from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. on October 20. Our estheticians, massage therapists, and nail technicians will be here to pamper and soothe your mind and body. The services run from $5 to 15.

Urban, Rural, Wild Film Screening

"Urban, Rural, Wild" is part exhibition and part platform to investigate the divisions between the urban, the rural and the wild and where these divisions break down. The exhibition presents workby eight artists focusing on the historical and modern relationships between the urban Chicago and the rural downstate Illinois. The show will run through October 22. Tonight, at 7pm, the exhibition will include a film screening of "The Boulevard". The screening will take place at the Ice Factory, 526 N. Ashland. Tickets are $5. For more information, contact Sarah Kanouse at kanouse[at]siu[dot]edu.



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