Undiscovered Women Artists: Donna Seaman, Identity Unknownʺ in conversation with Audrey Niffenegger
Donna Seaman, editor of adult books for Booklist, member of the advisory council for the American Writers Museum, and recipient of the James Friend Memorial Award for Literary Criticism, is recognized for her literary achievements. In her new book, “Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists,” Donna Seaman shares her passionate interest in visual arts, particularly a set of underappreciated women artists, including Ree Morton and Lenore Tawney, who have inspired her over the years. She will appear in conversation with writer and artist Audrey Niffenegger, whose novels include “The Time Traveler’s Wife” as well as illustrated books like “Raven Girl” and “The Night Bookmobile,” plus a collaboration with Eddie Campbell forthcoming next year. The discussion will focus on the artists in Seaman’s new book and extend to consider the joys, struggles and rewards of making art.
Saturday, June 10, 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
Audrey Niffenegger (Interviewer)
Audrey Niffenegger is a writer and artist who is based in Chicago. Her books include the novels The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry as well as the illustrated books Raven Girl and The Night Bookmobile. She and Eddie Campbell are collaborating on a new book, out in 2018.
Donna Seaman is an Editor of Adult Books at Booklist; a member of the advisory council for the American Writers Museum; and a recipient of the James Friend Memorial Award for Literary Criticism and the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award. She lives in Chicago