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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Friday, December 9

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Bike Winterization Workshop

West Town Bikes, a community bicycle workshop space, is holding a workshop for bike winterization from 7 to 10 PM. Basic supplies and hardware are included, but bring your own fenders, lights, and other accessories (discounts are available from Boulevard Bikes). $15 donation requested. 2418 W. North Ave. (Enter through the back from the alley just off Artesian.) Class size is limited. Email westtownbikes [at] yahoo [dot] com by 9 November to register.

Poetry Center: Ana Castillo/Carlos Cumpian

The Poetry Center of Chicago's 33rd Annual Reading Series continues with Ana Castillo and Carlos Cumpian tonight at 6:30 pm in the loop. Head over to the School of the Art Institute Ballroom, 112 S Michigan. Admission is $10, $8 with a student ID and free for Poetry Center members and SAIC students, faculty and staff. Ana Castillo recently published a play and a novel in verse. Carlos Cumpian is the editor of March Abrazo Press. Castillo and Cumpian will read from their work, answer questions from the audience and sign books. Limited edition Poetry Center letterpress broadsides featuring a poem by Ana and Carlos with artwork by Marcos Raya will be available at the event. Tickets will be available at the door.

GB Book Club with Wendy McClure

This month's meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club takes place tonight at The Book Cellar at 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., where we will be discussing I'm Not the New Me by Wendy McClure. But, this month we are having a very special conversation with the author, as Wendy McClure joins us to discuss her book. So don't miss it! The meeting begins at 7:30pm, and new members are always welcome. Plus, join the book club email list for news, updates and alerts about future meetings.



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