Ian Belknap

Cure For Boredom: December’s EventsHere are my top five events for December. Go to them. That’s the point of this article.
Cure For Boredom: Great Events For December2011 won’t suck though. I’m determined to find things to do, ways to get out of the house; no more being a hermit! In case you want to get on board with this new trend of socializing, here’s a list of worthwhile Chicago events. You’re welcome.
Essay Fiesta: Feisty Words Every MonthEvery third Monday of the month Essay Fiesta takes over The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square to present an engaging and often hilarious event featuring actors, comedians, writers and artists reading true tales mined from their personal experiences.
Best Chicago Literary ReadingsIn Chicago, home of the first poetry slam, stories and words are full contact affairs. They're all out brawls and dirt under your fingernails.