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Lit Lounge: Black Friday @ SMoCA Lounge We're fond of the reality-check encouragement that is the command, "Get real." Too often we're bogged down with total malarkey, B.S.-ers B.S.-ing, and Grade-A phoney baloneys. For a dose of realness, we like a good story -- nothing too sad, or happy, or funny, or mean. Just honest. Real talk rules at SMoCA Lounge's monthly Lit Lounge. This month's speakers include comedian Kira Hesser, playwright Kim Porter, writer Libbie Miller. Alli Shepler will perform live music.

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