Wednesday, October 13, 2020, 7:00 PM.
Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law presents an online exploration of the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, what can be done to reverse these practices, and how we can work towards racial equity.
Sunday, October 10, 2:00 PM.
Join us for a virtual discussion with Jennifer Chiaverini, the New York Times bestselling author of several historical novels, including her new book, The Women’s March, an enthralling historical novel of the 1913 woman’s suffrage movement inspired by three courageous women who bravely risked their lives and liberty in the fight to win the vote.
Thursday, May 06, 7:00 PM.
Join us on for an online fireside chat with journalist, author, and filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz. For forty years, Alex has been telling stories from the heart of America, deeply intimate tales of struggle and perseverance.
Wednesday, April 14, 7:00 PM
Meet John Sandford, New York Times bestselling author of the Prey series and the Virgil Flowers series of thriller novels.
In an online chat, John will discuss his latest novel, Ocean Prey.
Friday, April 09, 1:45 PM.
Meet Mayra Cuevas. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Mayra is a professional journalist and fiction writer who adores love stories with happy endings. Her book Salty, Bitter, Sweet was selected as one of the “YA Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2020” by BuzzFeed. It's a slow-burn romance in a cutthroat kitchen for 17-year old Isabella Fields who is trying to realize her dream of becoming a top chef.
Friday, March 05, 1:45 PM.
Meet Chris Crutcher, author of dozens of strikingly authentic and unflinchingly honest books for young readers. Chris has received a number of awards, from his high school designation as “Most Likely to Plagiarize” to the American Library Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His favorites are his Intellectual Freedom awards from the National Council for Teachers of English and the National Coalition Against Censorship.
Friday, January 29, 6:00 PM.
Meet Jarrett J. Krosoczka, the bestselling author/illustrator behind more than forty books for young readers, including his wildly popular Lunch Lady series. Most recently, he has found acclaim with his memoir Hey, Kiddo, about growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art that helps you survive.
Sunday, January 24, 2:00 PM.
With its searing and original voice, unforgettable characters, and vivid depiction of 1970s Texas, Elizabeth Wetmore's Valentine is one of the strongest debuts to emerge in years.
Join us on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82134111145 or by calling 312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 821 3411 1145.
Saturday, March 21, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Meet Sven, get a photo or an autograph, and then, after a break, continue the fun with screenings of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein...
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM.
Bestselling author Sonali Dev uses her insights into Indian culture to conjure up Bollywood-style love stories that explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in the idea of a happily-ever-after.
A Conversation with Lori Rader-Day Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Award-winning author Lori Rader-Day’s newest novel, Under a Dark Sky is a psychological thriller set in a dark sky stargazing park near Mackinac Island where recent widow …Read More
A Conversation with Author Augustus Rose Sunday, February 04, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Join author Augustus Rose for a discussion of his obsessions: cults, subcultures, urban exploration, speculative science, metaphysics, alchemy, conspiracy theories, underground art movements, and the artist …Read More
A Conversation with True Crime Writers Ted Gregory & Adam Selzer Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Ted Gregory is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter and author of Mary Jane’s Ghost: The Legacy of a Murder in Small Town …Read More
A Conversation with Stuart Dybek Saturday May 20, 2017. 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Raised on the South Side within a family of Polish immigrants, poet and short fiction writer Stuart Dybek has become one of Chicago’s finest voices. Using dreams,
A Conversation with Mystery Writer Sharon Fiffer Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Meet Sharon Fiffer, the author of eight mysteries starring Jane Wheel. Recently laid off, separated, and heading for a midlife crisis, Jane is trying to …Read More
A Conversation with Molly Wizenberg Sunday, February 21st, 2016. 2:00 – 3:00 pm
2015 James Beard Award winner, Molly Wizenberg is the voice behind the Spilled Milk podcast and Orangette, named the best food blog in the world by …Read More