"My Cubs": Scott Simon in conversation with Irvine Welsh

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Scott Simon, host of NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and a Chicago native, has reported from every continent in the world, and is the author of multiple books, including “Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime.” In his new memoir, “My Cubs: A Love Story,” Simon recounts his relationship with the long-suffering – and now triumphant – baseball team. He will reflect on his devotion to the Cubs with Scottish playwright and fiction writer Irvine Welsh, perhaps best known for his novel “Trainspotting.”

Sunday, June 11, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Jones College Prep/South Auditorium

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Irvine Welsh has published eleven novels and four collections of short stories. His first novel, “Trainspotting,” has been adapted both as a play and as a feature film. The sequel to the film, “Trainspotting 2,” is based on Welsh’s novel “Porno” and will be released worldwide in February. His other literary works include “The Acid House,” “Marabou Stork Nightmares,” “Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance,” “Filth,” “Glue,” “Porno,” “The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs,” “If You Liked School You’ll Love Work,” “Contamination,” “The Weekenders,” “Travels in the Heart of Africa,” “Crime,” “Skagboys,” “The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins,” “A Decent Ride” and “The Blade Artist.” Welsh has also written several stage plays, including “Headstate,” “You’ll Have Had Your Hole” and the musical “Blackpool.” Don De Grazia is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, “American Skin.” His work has appeared in Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Newcity, TriQuarterly, The Outlaw Bible of American Literature, The Italian American Reader, Rumpus, The Great Lakes Review, Make Magazine and other publications. He is also a screenwriter in the Writers Guild of America (east) and co-founder/co-host of Come Home Chicago, a live event series dedicated to celebrating the Chicago storytelling tradition in all its forms. Don is a full time faculty member in the Columbia College Chicago Creative Writing program.

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Scott Simon is the award-winning host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. A contributor to NPR for over thirty years, Simon has won every major award in broadcasting, including the Peabody and the Emmy. A Chicago native, his most recent book is MY CUBS: A Love Story.

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