As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. 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, March 30
This month's meeting of the Gapers Block Book Club takes place tonight at The Book Cellar at 4736-8 N. Lincoln Ave., where we will be discussing Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris. The meeting begins at 7:30pm, and new members are always welcome! Hope to see you there. Visit the official book club blog for more information.
As part of the Big Read celebration of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Columbia College is holding a panel on censorship. The panel will include local and national artists and theorists, include Steve Edwards of WBEZ, new media artist Stacia Yeapanis, Loyola Professor of Business Ethics Dr. Al Gini, DJ Sundance of WVAZ and LA political artist Karen Fiorito. The discussion will focus on how governmental, corporate and self-censorship affect creative expression. Free from 6pm-8pm at 624 S. Michigan Ave., Columbia College Library, 3rd Floor. For questions, contact Cole Robertson at crobertson[at]colum[dot]edu.
Every Monday 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Loopy Yarns.
This great yarn shop has all of the luxury of a knitting boutique with the friendliness of the "Cheers" bar. Their weekly Monday Workshop is perfect for sweater knitters to gather, to get the help & guidance and the support you need through your project. Just come to work on your sweater or feel free to bring any questions or slip ups that you just can't quite figure out.
Come to Open Books' office where staffers will be turning off cell phones, shutting down computers and putting their work to the side to provide everyone in Chicago with a nice quiet place to read for one day. Readers of all ages are invited to come by the office anytime between 9am and 5pm, take a comfortable seat and spend some time reading a good book in celebration of Drop Everything and Read Day. 213 W. Institute Pl., Suite 305. For questions and information, email info[at]open-books[dot]org.
Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay) will be at Northwestern University tonight to deliver a lecture titled "On Edgar Allan Poe" (PDF). The appearance is part of Northwestern's "Great Authors" lecture series and will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing. Free and open to the public, 7:30pm-10pm, at the Owen L. Coon Forum Jacobs Center, Leverone Hall, 2001 Sheridan Rd. Call 847-491-3525 for more information.