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Columbia College launches its 10th annual StoryWeek Festival of Writers with a Chicago-inspired event. The venerable Studs Terkel reads from And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey, his new collection of interviews with icons like Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Dizzy Gillespie, Leonard Bernstein, and Mahalia Jackson. Joining him is Stuart Dybek, reading from The Coast of Chicago, the stories of his Pilsen childhood recently adapted to critical acclaim by the Walkabout Theater Company. Moderated by Open Books host Donna Seaman, the pair discuss Chicago's influence on their respective work. At 93 years old, Terkel is a craggy-voiced font of American history, wisdom, and wit, and is not to be missed. (PAG)

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