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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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Elizabeth Bishop's Correspondence with The New Yorker @ University of Chicago

To celebrate Elizabeth Bishop's 100th birthday, tonight at 6pm, actors will read letters between Bishop and her New Yorker editors at the University of Chicago, Home Room, International House (1414 East 59th Street). As an added bonus, Joelle Biele, editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Admission is free, but space is first-come, first-served, so make sure to get there early!

Rock the Vote Debate After-Party @ RockIt

Rockit Ranch Productions presents Rock The Vote Nights, a mayoral debate after-party at RockIt's River North location, tonight at 8 p.m. sponsored by Grey Goose. There will be a performance by Lee DeWyze, as well as possible appearances by the candidates.

RSVP to An RSVP does not guarantee admission and attendees should arrive early. Must be 21 or older to enter.

Mardi Gras, Windy City Style @ Chicago History Museum

New Orleans comes to Chicago during this guided trolley tour of Mardi Gras-centric bars around town tonight. Tickets are $25-30. Starts 6:45pm, starting location tbd week of tour.



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