RUI: Reading Under the Influence at Sheffield’s
We’ve all seen authors, writers and babblers, but imagine if they were drunk. There you have the concept of RUI: Reading Under the Influence. Every first Wednesday stop by Sheffield’s for a night of alcohol-fueled readings. The organizers cull from the young emerging writer to the established, pulling in local and traveling talent. The series cross-promotes by inviting readers who also are curators or hosts themselves. The Wrigleyville bar, right off the Red Line, lets the literati brush shoulders with Cubs fans for a real-life lesson in suspension of disbelief.
3258 North Sheffield
Harold Washington Library
400 South State
Best of Chicago 2010