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Wendy McClure Reading with Literacy Works

By Anonymous in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 19, 2005 12:03PM

Aren't you glad you know how to read? Chicagoist sure is glad you do; otherwise, we'd totally miss your sunny dispositions. Tomorrow is your chance to support some fine folks promoting the literacy that so many of us take for granted and see Wendy McClure, one of our favorite Chicago writers.

I'm Not The New Me - Cover Image: The funny and inimitable Wendy will be at 57th Street Books tomorrow for a reading to benefit Literacy Works, a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy in and around Chicago. Your (suggested) donation of $10 will go toward training reading tutors and maintaining programs that teach teens and adults how to read. Wendy will read from her memoir I'm Not the New Me--which is so good and funny that we read half of it before we even left the bookstore. Seriously--no matter who you are, do not be intimidated or put off by the words "memoir," or even "weight loss." It turns the popular culture of both those notions--and then some--on their heads and makes us laugh, a lot, in the process.

Look, we'll be frank with you: the more people in the world who are readers, the more people will read Chicagoist. And hopefully correct our grammar. So head on down (or up! or over!) to Hyde Park tomorrow and spend your money on something worthwhile for once.

Literacy Works Event: Wendy McClure
Thursday, October 20, 7:30 PM
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.
$10 suggested donation