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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 20

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Under the Flag of the Rising Sun @ the Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center is screening a film by Japanese director Kinji Funkasaku tonight at 7 PM. Under the Flag of the Rising Sun tells the story of a war widow trying to clear her disgraced husbandís name. Free, but the Cultural Center notes that Funkasakuís films are not suitable for children. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Free Reading: The Lost Shakespeare Play

WNEP Theater is presenting a free staged reading of The Lost Shakespeare Play at the Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont. Written by Dave Stinton, the play "chronicles the deceit of William Henry Ireland, a 19-year-old who convinced London's Drury Lane Theatre to perform a play he discovered in a trunk, supposedly written by William Shakespeare." The show starts at 8pm. Call 773-755-1693 for more information.

John Berendt @ Borders

How exciting is it that the author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil has finally come out with a new book? At 7pm, John Berendt reads and signs the newly published City of Fallen Angels at Borders on N. Michigan Ave (830 N. Michigan, to be exact). It's been 10 years since the Savannah-centered book came out and I can't wait to see what this Venice-story brings forth. Call 312-573-0564 for more information.

Aleksandar Hemon @ The Poetry Center

Aleksandar Hemon, author of our October book club selection, joins the Poetry Center of Chicago tonight at 6:30pm, reading from his two novels, Nowhere Man and The Question of Bruno: Stories. General admission to the event is $10, and takes place at the Ballroom of the School of the Art Institute, located at 112 S. Michigan Ave. Call 312-899-1229 for tickets and more information.



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