An Evening with Author Jasmine Guillory

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 7:00 PM.

Join us for a lively evening with bestselling author Jasmine Guillory. Dubbed one of romance’s brightest new voices, she’ll discuss her newest novel, While We Were Dating, and the modern rom-com. Author Morgan Rogers (Honey Girl) will join her in conversation.

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Meet Author Richard Rothstein

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 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.

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A Conversation with Author Jennifer Chiaverini

Sunday, October 10, 2021, 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.

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LitWorks Teen Book Fest: Kiku Hughes

Friday, May 07, 2021, 1:45 PM.

Meet Kiku Hughes, a cartoonist known for her science fiction and fantasy stories in various anthologies, including Avatar: The Last Airbender – Team Avatar Tales. Her new book, Displacement, tells the story of a teenager pulled back in time to experience the Japanese American incarceration camps alongside her grandmother.

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Meet Author Alex Kotlowitz

Thursday, May 06, 2021, 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.

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Meet Author John Sandford

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 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.

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LitWorks Teen Book Fest: Mayra Cuevas

Friday, April 09, 2021, 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.

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LitWorks Teen Book Fest: Chris Crutcher

Friday, March 05, 2021, 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.

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A Conversation with Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Friday, January 29, 2021, 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.

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POSTPONED – Meet Svengoolie!

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 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.

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A Conversation with Sonali Dev

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.

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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 Eden Wallace is attempting to conquer her debilitating fear of the dark. But when another park guest is murdered, the dark may be her only protection.

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A Conversation with 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 Marcel Duchamp, all subjects at the center of his debut novel, The Readymade Thief.

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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, imagination, and religious iconography, he examines the gritty details of the working class, ethnic neighborhoods of his youth.

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A Conversation with Mystery Writer Sharon Fiffer

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. 2:00 - 3:00 PM.

heading for a midlife crisis, Jane is trying to make ends meet as a "picker" foraging for antiques at suburban Chicago's garage sales and flea markets. Her new career leads to more than vintage collectibles when she becomes the prime suspect in a murder.

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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 The London Times. Molly will share stories of family and cooking, and discuss her NY Times Best Selling books, Delancey, the story of opening a restaurant with her husband, and A Homemade Life, a personal reflection on how food creates the memories of our lives.

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