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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Thursday, January 26

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It's a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters @ Women & Children First

Local writer Carolyn Alessio joins fellow contributor Rachel Hall to discuss the anthology It's a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters. The two will also be joined by local author Melanie Lynn Hauser, a contributor to the book's companion It's a Boy. The free reading starts at 7:30pm at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Susan Vreeland @ Book Cellar

This month the Book Cellar book club reads and discusses Susan Vreeland's Girl in Hyacinth Blue, the acclaimed novel about the possibilty of a 36th Vermeer. Tonight's book club is special, as the author herself joins in to talk about her work with her readers. Free at 7pm, 4736-38 N. Lincoln. Call 773-293-2665 for more information.

Reading under the Influence: Sex @ Sheffield's

The 12th round of RUI starts tonight at 7 PM, featuring drinkers reading selections from published writing about sex as well as their own work. Trivia questions follow the readings. Author Gina Frangello is a special guest. 3258 N. Sheffield, $3. For more information, visit the website.

Peace Bicycle Ride

As part of CeaseFire Week, the Alliance of Logan Square Organizations is organizing this free ride through the neighborhood to promote peace and nonviolence. Meet at 2665 W. Fullerton at 7 PM. T-shirts and bottled water provided. For more information, visit the website.

Guild Complex Prose Reading @ California Clipper

The Guild Complex hosts a juried prose reading this evening at 8:30 PM. Free, 1002 N. California. Doors open at 8 PM. For more information, visit the website.



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