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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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Friday, December 9

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The Chicago Way Literary Series Welcomes Charlie Newton

For all you crime and mystery fans out there, join The Chicago Way literary series as they bring out authors Charlie Newton (who's new novel is Start Shooting) and Chicago native Jonathan Eig. The series is hosted by local author Michael Harvey (writer of the Chicago Way crime novel series)

There will be interactive Chicago-crime themed games with prizes. Stop at the The Hidden Shamrock (back room), 2723 N. Halsted Tuesday, January 10 at 7pm.

This Much Is True @ Hopleaf

It's the 2nd Tuesday of the month, start the year off right with the January installment of This Much Is True featuring stories by regulars Dorrie Ferguson, Larry Kerns, and Scott Whitehair, and special guests Paulette McDaniels, Dana Norris, and Dmitry Samarov. The Hopleaf is located at 5148 N. Clark, show starts at 7:30pm, and is free. A word to the wise: get there early for a seat, and bring cash - credit cards are not accepted in the upstairs bar. For more info visit This Much is True or Hopleaf.

Opening reception: The Posters of American Music @ Old Town School of Folk Music

The Old Town School of Folk Music presents the opening reception for an exhibit of posters for folk and popular music, from the collection of the school, Ronald Cohen and the Peace Museum. The reception happens tonight at 6:30pm in the brand-new school space at 4545 North Lincoln Avenue, and is free and open to the public.

Society of Midland Authors

The Society of Midland Authors discuss Twenty-First Century Chicago, an anthology of speeches, editorials, memoirs, biographies and articles investigating Chicago's "social, economic, political and governmental conditions," tonight at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor. The book's editors, Dick Simpson and Constance A. Mixon, and contributor Don Rose lead the discussion. A social hour with complimentary snacks and cash bar precede the event at 6pm; discussion begins at 7pm. Free.



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