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, December 2

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Facebook Me! book release party @ Neo-Futurarium

Local author, actor, playwright and bon vivant Dave Awl cordially invites you to the book release party for the second edition of Facebook Me!, his guide to using Facebook for people who want to socialize, promote their own projects, or navigate the notoriously difficult Facebook privacy filters. The event begins at 7:30pm with an interview with the author, followed by audience Q&A, book signing, and refreshments. The event happens at the Neo-Futurarium (5153 N. Ashland, at Foster). For more information see the Facebook Me! group on Facebook.

Poetry Off the Shelf @ Art Institute of Chicago

Poet and professor Matthea Harvey will be at Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan) for a reading at 6pm, presented by The Poetry Foundation and the Art Institute of Chicago. Admission is free.

The Beats @ 16th Street Theater

The Beats focuses on those well-known beat writers such as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, among others. Adapted by Marilyn Campbell and directed by Ann Filmer, The Beats lets its actors dive right into everything involved in the beat culture. The first show is tonight at 7:30pm at the 16th Street Theater (6420 16th St). Tickets cost $18. Can't catch it? It also runs throughout Jan and Feb. Check here for specific dates.



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