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June 2019

Josh Levin, The Queen in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor

June 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Josh Levin is the national editor at Slate and the host of the sports podcast Hang Up and Listen. He has written for Sports Illustrated, the Atlantic, GQ, and Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine. He lives in Washington, D.C.   Elizabeth Taylor, past president of the National Book Critics Circle, is co-author of American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley - His Battle for Chicago and the Nation with Adam Cohen. Together they founded The National Book Review. She…

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Biography- Telling Their Stories: Ron Rapoport, A. Brad Schwartz, Yuval Taylor and Sanford Horwitt moderated by Mary Wisniewski

June 9, 2019 from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Harold Washington Library Center: Multipurpose Room, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the sports commentator for NPR’s Weekend Edition for two decades.The winner of the 2015 Ring Lardner Award for excellence in sports journalism, he has written more than a dozen books about sports and entertainment.  Ron will be discussing his most recent book, Ernie Banks. "Let's Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, The Life of Ernie Banks."   Co-author with Max Allan Collins of "Scarface and the Untouchable: Al…

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September 2021

Raechel Anne Jolie, Rust Belt Femme

September 11 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, 60605
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Raechel Anne Jolie (she/they) is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Rust Belt Femme, which was the winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award in LGBTQ Nonfiction, an NPR Favorite Book of 2020, and a runner-up for the Heartland Bookseller’s Award. Their essays, criticism, and reporting have appeared in The Baffler, Bitch Magazine, In These Times, Ravishly, Mask Magazine, Teen Vogue, Scarleteen, among others

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Precious Brady-Davis, I Have Always Been Me

September 11 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, 60605
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Precious Brady-Davis is an award-winning diversity advocate, communications professional, and public speaker. She currently serves as the associate regional communications director at the Sierra Club. Precious is married to Myles Brady and lives in Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago, where they are raising their daughter, Zayn. 

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Patricia Hruby Powell, Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker

September 12 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Program Stage, 41 W Ida B. Wells Dr.
Chicago, 60605 United States
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Patricia Hruby Powell was formerly a dancer, storyteller, and librarian. Her four latest books are Junior Library Guild Selections and have all won numerous awards. Forthcoming are Cave of the Heart: The Story of Martha Graham (Chronicle Books 2023) and a Women’s Suffrage project (Chronicle 202x). She has been a mentor for a WNDB and SCBWI-MI. Patricia is married to Morgan Powell, composer and jazz trombonist. Together, they live with their Tree Walking Coonhound, Lil.

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Peter L.W. Osnos, An Especially Good View in conversation with Jim Warren

September 12 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Center Stage, 632 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Peter L. W. Osnos is the author of An Especially Good View: Watching History Happen, published by Platform Books. He is the founder of PublicAffairs books and has a long and multi-faceted career in journalism and publishing, including being responsible for books by four U.S. Presidents.

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