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Friday, December 14

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Poetic Voices Without Borders

Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., presents "Poetic Voices Without Borders," a group reading from the poetry anthology of the same name. With work in English, French and Spanish, the reading features contributors Nina Corwin, Maureen Flannery, Gregg Shapiro and Gerard Wozek. The reading starts at 7:30pm. Call 773-769-9299 for more information.

Chicago Noir Reading @ Barbara's

Edited by Neal Pollack, Chicago Noir is an ode to Chicago's "rough-and-tumble tough-guy" reputation that's be replaced by soft-focus views of the lake and downtown buildings. Pollack will be at Barbara's Bookstore UIC, 1218 S. Halsted, tonight along with Kevin Guilfoile and other contributors to the book for a look into a city "populated with killers and jazzmen, winos and barroom philosophers, junkies and scalpers." Meet up with them at 7:30pm to do it up old-school Chicago style. Call 312-413-2665 for more information.

Angel Melendez at the Old Town School

As part of the Old Town School of Folk Musicís 10th annual celebration of Latin sound, La Pena, Angel Melendez and the 911 Mambo Orchestra are performing, starting at 8:30 PM. The Old Town School requests a $5 donation. 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. For more information, call 773-728-6000 or check the website.

Chicago Scriptworks Wish I Might Reading

Tonight at 7PM, Chicago ScriptWorks presents a staged reading of Lauren Fischerís screenplay Wish I Might, a semifinalist in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition, at the Chicago Cultural Centerís Claudia Cassidy Theater. 77 E. Randolph Street. For more information, or to reserve tickets for this event ($5 donation requested), call 312-802-8267 or visit the Chicago ScriptWorks website.

Reconstruction Room @ Black Rock

Because August is just that long, there's a special bonus Wednesday just ripe for Reconstruction Room's literary picking. Reconstruction Room is a reading series that features a different unique theme each show, scheduled performers (poets, writers, musicians, actors, comedians, puppeteers, artists, etc.) and audience participation. This week's theme is "Time & a Half", an evening of music, image, and text, starring neil haydon and andra rexilius & olivia cronk as the puritan plainstyle. (They've got sexy paper dolls you can dress in an assortment of pilgram-y styles to boot!) The Black Rock is a bar located in Roscoe Village at the corner of Damen and Addison. The goings get going at 8pm.

 

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