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Meet Me At The 3rd Annual Drinking & Writing Festival, June 9 At Hopleaf

Posted by Bob Skilnik on June 7, 2007

Saturday

June 9, 2007

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

5148 N. Clark Street (@Foster)

Chicago, Illinois

773-334-9851

 

 

We’re working hard to prepare for The 3rd Annual Drinking & Writing Festival.  This year the focus is on the man who inspired the creation of Drinking & Writing Brewery, Charles Bukowski.  We’ll have some special guests to talk about Buk and beer.  So far the lineup includes:

  • Northwestern University’s Bill Savage

  • Author Bob Skilnik (Beer & Food: An American History, Beer: A History of Brewing in Chicago)

  • Journalist Bill Jauss will present fellow journalist Rick Kogan (Chicago Tribune, WGN, and author of A Chicago Tavern: A Goat, a Curse, and the American Dream), last year’s winner of The Drinking & Writing Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drinking & Writing.  Rick won’t be there in person, but he’ll be there…

  • Beer from some great microbreweries and brewpubs including Dogfish Head, Flossmoor Station, Firestone Walker, Rock Bottom, and Goose Island, and lots of opportunities to sample the incredible beers at the Hopleaf.

  • The ever popular Two Drink Minimum Writing Contest.  For this contest, everyone who has been using their drink tickets is given paper, pen, theme, and two minutes to write a story related to that theme.  All legible and illegible entries will be judged immediately and the winner will receive a fabulous prize (last year’s winner won a tour and tasting for 10 at Goose Island Beer Company and the year before the winner received his weight in beer from Goose Island!).

  • Local homebrewers with tasty samples of their beer, including the winner of the Beerfly Alleyfight’s Best Beer and Best Pairing, Brian Schafer.

  • Twilight Tales (a small book publisher and reading series) will be there to show off some of their books.

  • The Book Cellar  will be on hand with some books on Bukowski, drinking, writing, and drinking and writing.Admission is $15.00 for tickets purchased in advance (www.drinkingandwriting.com) or $20.00 at the door.  Ticket price includes all events for the day and 10 drink sample tickets good for all the Hopleaf beers and the guest beers. Remember, it’s Bukowski and tickets may go faster than expected.

    Admisssion is $15.00 when you buy your ticket online (look up and to your left) or $20.00 at the door.  Ticket price includes all events and 10 drink sample tickets good for all the Hopleaf beers and the guest beers.

    You can also purchase tickets online for $20.00 and it includes a Bukowski poster (look above).

    Remember, it’s Bukowski and tickets may go faster than expected.

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