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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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Saturday, July 13

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Kevin Guilfoile @ Book Stall

Local writer Kevin Guilfoile is best known for his contributions to McSweeney's, Salon, The New Republic and other publications. Tonight he appears at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court to promote his first thriller, Cast of Shadows, as part of the shop's "Suspense and Thriller Day." The reading/signing begins at 7pm. The Book Stall is located at 811 Elm Street in Winnetka.

Elif Shafak @ U. of C.

Award-winning Turkish novelist Elif Shafak will be appearing at the University of Chicago tonight to promote her first English-language novel, The Saint of Incipient Insanities. This free event begins at 7pm on the U. of C. campus in Social Sciences 122, located at 1126 E. 59th St. For more information, call 773-834-8524.

Lefkow Memorial

The Edgewater/Andersonville community will meet tonight on the 5200 block of North Lakewood Ave. at 7pm to pay silent tribute to the murder victims of the Lefkow family and in support of the survivors. Bring your own candle. More information available from Nancy Meyerson of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce at 773-784-5277.

Gerber/Hart Library Sale

Gerber/Hart Library, at 1127 W. Granville Ave., is having their first book sale of the year. The sale promises to offer thousands of LBGT related titles as well as ones of general interest, all at awesome prices. Call 773-381-8030 or e-mail info[at] for more information. Today's hours are 6pm-9pm.



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