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Weekend Literary Roundup

By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 10, 2010 8:40PM

2012_12IndieLit.jpg Tonight: Chicago Story Collective is raising money for the Howard Brown Health Center, which announced earlier this year that the center needed $500,000 by Jan. 1 to stay open. Tonight’s “Holidays Are Hell” benefit will feature six literary performers reading stories from holidays past. The $10 suggested donation will go towards the health center. In addition to a collection of fantastic holiday-themed tales, the night will feature drink specials and a raffle, including prizes from The Goodman Theatre, Groupon, Threadless and Terry's Toffee among others.
10 p.m. at Town Hall Pub, 3340 N. Halsted St., $10 donation includes five raffle tickets

All weekend: Need gifts for your bookish friends and family? Open Books is having their semi-annual half-off sale this weekend. Every single book in the store is 50 percent off, and all proceeds go to benefit Open Books writing and literacy workshops.
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Open Books, 213 W. Institute Pl.

Sunday: The Green Lantern Gallery is closing up shop this weekend after being unable to find a new space. So they invited all their friends for one last hurrah. All weekend, independent publishers across the country will be holding events for the Indie Lit Roadshow, which will culminate with Sunday’s Last Annual Midwest Pop-Up Bookshop at Green Lantern Gallery. The gallery will have a ribbon un-cutting celebration with shopping, performances, readings and general fun.
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. at Green Lantern Gallery, 2542 W. Chicago Ave, free