Up Close and Personal: Drama, Drinking and Beyond Detention with Cari Lynn, Michael Lenehan and Neil Steinberg in conversation with Rick Kogan

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Chicago Tribune columnist and WGN host Rick Kogan will lead a conversation about writing personal, narrative nonfiction with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg, co-author of “Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery”; former Chicago Reader editor Michael Lenehan, author of "Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company,”; and Cari Lynn, co-author of "Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women." They will discuss the writing process, what compels authors to share personal stories, and how important it may be to share the unvarnished truth.

Saturday, June 10, 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Jones College Prep/4th Floor/4008

Rick Kogan

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Rick Kogan (Moderator)

Born and raised and still living in Chicago, Rick Kogan has worked for the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times and the Tribune, where he is currently a senior writer and columnist. Named Chicago's Best Reporter in 1999 and inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2003, he is currently host of “After Hours with Rick Kogan” on WGN radio. He is the author of a dozen books, including “Everybody Pays: Two Men, One Murder and the Price of Truth” (with Maurice Possley), “America's Mom: The Life, Lessons and Legacy of Ann Landers,” “A Chicago Tavern,” the history of the Billy Goat, and “Sidewalks I” and “Sidewalks II,” collections of his columns and the work of photographer Charles Osgood.

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Michael Lenehan

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Michael Lenehan

Michael Lenehan is an award-winning Chicago-based writer and editor who for many years was the chief editorial executive at the Chicago Reader. He is the author of Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company, an in-depth and endearing profile of the American Players Theatre.

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Cari Lynn

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Cari Lynn

Cari Lynn is a journalist and the author or co-author of several books of narrative nonfiction (Random House, St. Martin's, etc.) and a historical novel (Penguin). A longtime Chicagoan, Cari has written for the Chicago Tribune, O (Oprah) Magazine, Chicago mag, and numerous other publications.

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Neil Steinberg

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Neil Steinberg

Neil Steinberg is a recovering alcoholic who documented his early recovery in Drunkard. As years went by, he found poetry, philosophy, and quotes from literature that helped fortify and enrich long-term sobriety, and with Sara Bader collected them into Out of the Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery.

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