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Writers & Cartoonists for Obama

I'm more than happy to pass along the announcement of this very worthy event, on behalf of its host Sandi Wisenberg. My "Suburban Dad" status and the fact that this will taken place on a Wednesday night will probably prevent me from attending, but I encourage all of you footloose, fancy-free, city-dwelling, lit- and comics-loving creatures to check it out if you can.

Writers & Cartoonists for Obama FUNdraiser, Oct. 15

You are cordially invited to Writers & Cartoonists for Obama, a fundraiser, Wednesday, Oct. 15, Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Chicago. A flock of local writers will read work that is very fun, very interesting, very political (in the broadest sense) and very very brief. Readers include: Sara Paretsky, Stuart Dybek, Haki Madhubuti, Rosellen Brown, James McManus, Jonathan Messinger, Kristiana Rae Colón, Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Michelle Goldberg, Tom Geoghegan, Marcus Sakey, Libby Hellman, Carlos Cumpian and Cris Mazza. I'm the MC. (I am S.L. Wisenberg.)

The format of the evening:

5:30 pm-Reception and silent auction of signed books (by the above as well as Rick Perlstein, Ayun Halliday, Paula Kamen and Reginald Gibbons).

6:30 pm--Very very brief readings by the writers mentioned at top

8 pm--Group viewing of the final Obama-McCain debate

Cost is $60/person at the door, and $50 in advance, on line. People who are 25 and under can pay their ages. You can pay by donating on this site. CLICK ON THE "DONATE" BUTTON UNDER THE THERMOMETER. Ticket sales go to Obama for America. Cartoon sales go to pay for buses that will take Chicagoans to Iowa to canvass voters for Obama.

More info: Oct15Obama@gmail.com

Authors and cartoonists: If you'd like to donate books or cartoons, please e-mail Oct15Obama@gmail.com, also.

Directions to the Chopin Theatre:

Train - Blue Line, Division stop or Red Line, Clark/Division stop then #70 Division bus west. Other buses - #8 Ashland, #70 Division, #56 Milwaukee. Cab - 5 minute ride from downtown Chicago. Car - Interstate 90/94, Division exit then go 1 block west. Parking - Free, 1/2 block west of 90/94 Division exit at Division. Paid, at Division/Bosworth, across the street (at a diagonal) from the theater.

October 8, 2008 in Books, Current Affairs | Permalink


Can you send me some of the readings from the fundrasier. October 15

Posted by: brian rowe at Oct 22, 2008 7:21:14 PM