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June 2019

Bridgett Davis, The World According to Fannie Davis in conversation with Lolly Bowean

June 8 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Bridgett M. Davis is Professor of Journalism and the Writing Professions at Baruch College, CUNY, where she teaches creative, film and narrative writing and is Director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family.   Lolly Bowean is a general assignment reporter at the Chicago Tribune who writes primarily about Chicago’s unique African-American community and the development of the Obama Presidential Center. She was a 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and is a…

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Bette Howland, Lost Chicago Genius, Found: A Celebration of Howland’s First Book in 30+ Years, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, With special guests: Frank Howland, Booklist’s Donna Seaman, her editors, Reginald Gibbons and Brigid Hughes

June 8 from 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Harold Washington Library Center: Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Frank Howland is John W. Bachmann/Edward Jones Chair In Economics And Leadership at Wabash College. He is the co-author (w/ Humberto Barreto) of Introductory Econometrics. His current research project compares the thought of Adam Smith and Alexis de Tocqueville on economic inequality and political economy.   Brigid Hughes is the founding editor of A Public Space. Previously, she worked at the Paris Review with George Plimpton, succeeding him as editor in 2003. She teaches at Columbia University. A graduate of…

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Colin Asher, Never A Lovely So Real and Mary Ann Cain, South Side Venus in conversation with Rick Kogan

June 9 from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Colin Asher is an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in the Believer, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Boston Globe, and the San Francisco Chronicle. An instructor at CUNY, he was a 2015/2016 Fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography.   Mary Ann Cain is the author of South Side Venus: The Legacy of Margaret Burroughs. She is currently a professor of English at Purdue University Fort Wayne where she teaches fiction, creative nonfiction, rhetoric, and…

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Josh Levin, The Queen in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor

June 9 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 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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Howard Reich, The Art of Inventing Hope in conversation with Daniel Greene

June 9 from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
C-Span Stage, 731 S. Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Howard Reich has written for the Chicago Tribune since 1978 and joined the staff in 1983. He is the author of six books and co-producer/writer of three documentary films. He has won an Emmy Award and holds two honorary doctorate degrees.   Daniel Greene teaches history at Northwestern University and is the curator of "Americans and the Holocaust," an exhibition that opened in April 2018 at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Beginning in August 2019, he will…

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