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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 

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Monday, September 20

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Art and Politics @ Cultural Center

A panel of three young artists discuss the political aspects of their work at this free event in the First Floor Garland Room. 6 PM. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

RUI: Reading Under the Influence

In this first anniversary party, Reading Under the Influence opens up the mics and gives the audience a chance to present their original work. Regulars Julia Borcherts, Rob Duffer, Amanda Snyder and Joe Tower will give short rounds of trivia in between, and the usual books and drink tickets will be awarded before those in attendence have the chance to give it their all on stage. $3 cover charge at Sheffield's, 3258 N. Sheffield. 7-10pm. Email thehotreadings[at]hotmail[dot]com for more information.

withHOWL at Rec Room Series

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Howl by
City Lights
, the Rec Room presents a night of responses to Allen
Ginsberg. Hold back the edge of your gowns, as Chicago poets read
work written in the shadow of Ginsberg's brick shithouse. Readers include Eric Elshtain (of Beard of Bees press), Matthias Regan (Rubba Ducky Press), Manda Aufochs Gillespie, Chris Bower, Dave Snyder, Meg Barboza, Anat Benzvi, Katie Tabb, Erin Teegarden, Ava Deillaira and GB's Michelle Taransky (curator and performer). The Rec Room Series is held at the Black Rock Bar (3614 N Damen Ave)and begins at 8pm.


 

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