Inhuman Swill : Benefits

Chicago Writers Conference Fundraiser Invitation
As a board member for the Chicago Writers Conference, I'd like to encourage you—nay, urge you—to support this worthwhile endeavor at its annual benefit party!

The benefit takes place tomorrow night, Thursday, August 29th, at 6:30 pm, and will help support CWC's programming and outreach efforts. The $40 ticket includes food and drinks from Trader Joe's and Revolution Brewing. Along with mixing and mingling, guests will enjoy readings by Andrew Huff (Tuesday Funk co-host, editor and publisher of Gapers Block), James Finn Garner (The Politically Correct Trilogy, Apocalypse Wow!), and Hannah Pittard (The Fates Will Find Their Way). There will also be a silent auction featuring:

Tickets are now available. Space is limited; if you would like to attend, please send an email to

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Joe Murphy Memorial Fund
Joe Murphy, podcaster and XM Radio personality, passed away April 1 from the rare cancer leiomyosarcoma, which attacks the smooth muscles of the body.

Joe's favorite song was Jonathan Coulton's "First of May," so to raise awareness of his disease and raise funds for his family, a group of podcasters spearheaded by the estimable Paul Fischer and the heroic Phil Rossi have recorded a benefit version of "First of May":

"First of May (Joe Murphy Mix)" Written by Jonathan Coulton Recorded by The P-Cast Allstars 6:03     7.38 Mb     160kbps
Ella and I each have a small part. See if you can spot us!

And please, if you can, donate to the Joe Murphy Memorial Fund.

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