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There are 45 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

57th Street Books (0.2 miles)
1301 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
5701 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
1501 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
5751 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637
1526 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60015
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
1118 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
JKM Library (0.4 miles)
1100 East 55th Street, Seminary Building, Chicago, IL 60615
1100 East 55th Street, Seminary Building, Lower Level, Chicago, IL 60615
5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
1116 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
5416 South Cornell Avenue, 5th Floor (Academic and Conference Center), Chicago, IL 60615-5698
1407 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
970 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Frontline Books (0.6 miles)
5206 S. Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
1121 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
6050 South Kenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-2804
969 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
4904 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
731 East 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60637
4801 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
1000 E. 73rd Street 60619
6151 South Normal Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60621
2505 East 73rd Street, Chicago, IL 60649
6301 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60621

Local events

Jan
29
ELIZABETH EULBERG
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Thursday, January 29 at 4:30pm
After-school Tea at the store

We Can Work It Out

It’s on its way! The highly anticipated sequel to Ms. Eulberg’s bestselling first novel The Lonely Hearts Club. We’re delighted to host Ms. Eulberg just days after the book’s release. Don’t miss this chance to hear one of our favorite YA authors. We’re always delighted to host her!

Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
29
Laurence Ralph - "Renegade Dreams" - CIS
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Thursday, January 29 at 5pm
The Center for International Studies is hosting Laurence Ralph on his latest title, and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore will be providing book sales. Every morning Chicagoans wake up to the same stark headlines that read like some macabre score: "13 shot, 4 dead overnight across the city," and nearly every morning the same elision occurs: what of the nine other victims? As with war, much of our focus on inner-city violence is on the death toll, but the reality is that far more victims live to see another day and must cope with their injuries--both physical and psychological--for the rest of their lives. Renegade dreams is their story. Walking the streets of one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods--where the local gang has been active for more than fifty years--Laurence Ralph talks with people whose lives are irrecoverably damaged, seeking to understand how they cope and how they can be better helped. Going deep into a West Side neighborhood most Chicagoans only know from news reports--a place where children have been shot just for crossing the wrong street--Ralph unearths the fragile humanity that fights to stay alive there, to thrive, against all odds. He talks to mothers, grandmothers, and pastors, to activists and gang leaders, to the maimed and the hopeful, to aspiring rappers, athletes, or those who simply want safe passage to school or a steady job. Gangland Chicago, he shows, is as complicated as ever. It's not just a warzone but a community, a place where people's dreams are projected against the backdrop of unemployment, dilapidated housing, incarceration, addiction, and disease, the many hallmarks of urban poverty that harden like so many scars in their lives. Recounting their stories, he wrestles with what it means to be an outsider in a place like this, whether or not his attempt to understand, to help, might not in fact inflict its own damage. Ultimately he shows that the many injuries these people carry--like dreams--are a crucial form of resilience, and that we should all think about the ghetto differently, not as an abandoned island of unmitigated violence and its helpless victims but as a neighborhood, full of homes, as a part of the larger society in which we all live, together, among one another. Laurence is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of Renegade dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago (University of Chicago Press). He holds a PhD and Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Institute of Technology where he majored in History, Technology and Society. Classics 110

Location: Street: 1010 59th St City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
29
Rachel Louise Snyder
Oak Park Public Library - Main Library, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Rachel Louise Snyder is a writer, radio commentator, and professor of creative writing at American University. Her first book, Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade, was featured on more than two dozen public-radio programs across the United States, including This American Life, Marketplace, and the World. She has contributed regularly to NPR’s All Things Considered and she hosted the public radio series’ Global Guru, and Latitudes. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Salon, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the New Republic, and many others. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Boston, London, and Phnom Penh, and currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and daughter. She received her MFA from Emerson College. What We’ve Lost Is Nothing is her first novel. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Jan
29
Polarity Theatre Ensemble presents THE AFTERLIFE TRILOGY
The Book Cellar, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Join Us for THE AFTERLIFE TRILOGY 7 pm Thursday January 29 at The Book Cellar! Polarity Ensemble Theatre introduces a new way to experience theater with The Afterlife Trilogy: two novels to be read before seeing a play. Join us for a free book launch event at The Book Cellar. Actors Rian Jairell, Allison McCorkle, Margo Chervony and Richard Engling perform scenes from the novels adapted and directed by Helen Young and Charles C. Palia Jr. To learn more, visit The Afterlife Trilogy. Why does a beautiful, talented woman take her own life? That's the mystery behind Richard Engling's VISIONS OF ANNA, a novel that takes us to the 1970's Paris of poets and writers, on and off a movie set in Hollywood, and to an epic ritual in the desert of Utah. Part two takes us deeper into the mystery with SHE PLAYS IN DARKNESS, a novel by Fern Chertkow, the author who inspired the character of ANNA. Part three takes us to the ultimate setting with ANNA IN THE AFTERLIFE, a world premiere play by Richard Englingwhich will open in April 2015.

About Visions of Anna: "Matthew Harken's urgent questions about his friend Anna's suicide and his own critical illness compel him to risk a perilous, spiritual quest. Hisheartrending, heart-opening journey through the interwoven worlds of memory, dream, and shamanic magic lead him not only to visions of Anna but to visions of grace. This passionate, poignant novel stands alone strongly and invites us deeper into the mystery of The Afterlife Trilogy." -Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles.

"She Plays in Darkness is an exquisitely beautiful and haunting novel filled with such fully developed characters that readers will not soon forget them. This is a book to cherish, to re-read, the kind of novel that avoids sentimentality so fiercely that readers will give copies to their friends and tell them, 'Read this, this is a how a woman's life truly is.'" -Tony Ardizzone, author of The Whale Chaser

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
30
Lydia's Party - Reading & Signing
Women & Children First, Friday, January 30 at 7pm
Join us for the paperback release of Lydia's Party,the newest novel by local author Margaret Hawkins. Every year, Lydia hosts a party for six of her dearest friends. Over an exquisite feast, the women share news and reveal secrets. But at this year's party, Lydia is planning to make a big announcement. As preparations for the party continue, we learn of the women's regrets, relationships, and hidden desires. What effect will Lydia's announcement make on these women and their friendships? Margaret Hawkins is the author of two previous novels, A Year of Cats and Dogs and How to Survive a Natural Disaster, as well as a memoir about her sister, After Schizophrenia: The Story of My Sister's Reawakening. She has also written for the Chicago Sun-Times and is a senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (lilithcat)… (more)
Event location: Swedish-American Museum, 5211 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
Jan
30
Scott Blackwood "See How Small"
The Book Cellar, Friday, January 30 at 7pm
Join us as we welcom author Scott Blackwood in a conversation with Chicago Tribune literary editor Elizabeth Taylor about his new novel, See How Small. One late autumn evening in a Texas town, two strangers walk into an ice cream shop shortly before closing time. They bind up the three teenage girls who are working the counter, set fire to the shop, and disappear. See How Small tells the stories of the survivors--family, witnesses, and suspects--who must endure in the wake of atrocity. Justice remains elusive in their world, human connection tenuous. Hovering above the aftermath of their deaths are the three girls. They watch over the town and make occasional visitations, trying to connect with and prod to life those they left behind. "See How Small a thing it is that keeps us apart," they say. A master of compression and lyrical precision, Scott Blackwood has surpassed himself with this haunting, beautiful, and enormously powerful new novel.

Scott Blackwood is the author of the novels See How Small and We Agreed to Meet Just Here, and the story collection, In the Shadow of Our House. He's the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, the AWP Prize for the Novel, and The Texas Institute of Letters Award for his fiction. He's also the Grammy Award-nominated author of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, a two-volume narrative about American’s greatest “race record” label and the rise of early jazz and blues, produced by the musician Jack White. A long-time resident of Austin, Texas, Blackwood lives in Evanston.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
31
Greg Kot
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Saturday, January 31 at 6:30pm
Greg Kot has been the music critic at the Chicago Tribune since 1990. Kot is co-host of the nationally syndicated public-radio program Sound Opinions, and the author of several books, including Wilco: Learning How to Die and Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. He lives in Chicago. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
31
The Kates!!!
The Book Cellar, Saturday, January 31 at 7pm
Join us for a night of comedy with our favorite comedians, The Kates! Arrive early for seats and drinks.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
1
Cornel West - "The Radical King" - Rockefeller
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Sunday, February 1 at 2pm
At Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC), the Office of Civic Engagement's UChicago Engages Series, and Beacon Press.

A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became one of the most recognizable leaders of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-one selections, curated and introduced by Cornel West, that illustrate King’s revolutionary Christian vision as a democratic socialist, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. The King Legacy is a partnership between the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Beacon Press. Beacon has published Dr. King’s most important writings and orations, and has worked with leading scholars and civil rights activists, who have delved into archives, to create entirely new books.

About the Author

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century’s most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in US history, King also authored several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, and Why We Can’t Wait. His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

Cornel West, one of America’s most gifted and provocative intellectuals, has been profoundly influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A professor at Union Theological Seminary, Dr. West has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. The recipient of more than twenty honorary degrees, he has written many important books, including the best-selling Race Matters and Democracy Matters. He lives in New York City.

Location: Street: 5850 S Woodlawn Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
1
Cornel West
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Sunday, February 1 at 3pm
Feb
1
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American Library Association, Sunday, February 1 at 3:30pm
Feb
1
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American Library Association, Sunday, February 1 at unknown time
Feb
2
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Union League Club of Chicago, Monday, February 2 at 11:30am
Feb
2
One Country, Three Languages: Literature from Spain
Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Monday, February 2 at 6pm
In partnership with New York Review Books, the Committee on Creative Writing, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Joan Coromines Chair of Catalan Studies, the Co-op proudly presents a translation panel on literature from Spain, centered around Peter Bush's award-winning new translation of Joseph Pla's Catalan masterpiece The Gray Notebook. Experts in Catalan, Spanish, and Basque translation join us for a discussion on the art of rendering into English a range of literatures representing the diverse cultures of Spain. Peter Bush, winner of the 2014 Ramon Llull Literary Translation Prize, Basque-English literary translator Amaia Gabantxo, and Words Without Borders editorial director Susan Harris team up to explain the intricacies of language and communication on the Iberian Peninsula and around the world. About the participants: Peter Bush is an award-winning translator who lives in England. Among his recent translations are Ramón del Valle-Inclan’s Tyrant Banderas and Josep Pla’s The Gray Notebook, both published by NYRB Classics, Teresa Solana’s Crazy Tales of Blood and Guts, Mercè Rodoreda’s In Diamond Square, Najat El Hachmi’s The Body Hunter and several books by Juan Goytisolo. He was won the 2014 Ramon Llull Literary Translation Prize, for the best book translated from Catalan, for The Gray Notebook. Amaia Gabantxo is a writer, a flamenco singer and literary translator specialized in Basque literature who graduated from the renowned MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, in the UK. She currently teaches Basque language and literature and creative writing at the University of Chicago. Susan Harris is the editorial director of Words without Borders and the coeditor with Ilya Kaminsky of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry.

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This event is part of a mini-symposium on Spanish literatures, "Translating the Literatures of Spain: The Gray Notebook and Beyond." Please join us for the following events on February 3rd at the University of Chicago: Tuesday, February 3, 12-1:30pm "Editing Translation – The Case of The Gray Notebook" (Open to public; students in Creative Writing and Romance Languages highly encouraged to attend) Logan Center, Room 801 Workshop participants to consider drafts and edits of passages from Josep Pla's The Gray Notebook as well as published versions in French and Spanish. Tuesday, February 3, 6 pm "On Becoming a Writer - Lecture on Josep Pla's The Gray Notebook" Logan Center, Seminar Terrace Room Josep Pla wrote his astonishing diary in 1918-1919 when he was twenty-one though it was only published in the 1966. He describes life in Barcelona and on the Costa Brava and the process of becoming a writer in a language that was both stateless and non-standardized yet with a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages This is the first work by Pla, a major European writer, to be translated into English.

Location: Street: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637-1507 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
2
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Chicago Tribune Tower, Monday, February 2 at 6:30pm
Feb
2
Desi Lit Book Group
The Book Cellar, Monday, February 2 at 7:30pm
Desi Lit Book Group meets to discuss Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
3
George Friedman
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Tuesday, February 3 at 00am
George Friedman (America's Secret War, The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade, Flashpoints)

George Friedman is the Chairman and founder of Stratfor, the world's leading private intelligence company. He is frequently called upon as a media expert in intelligence and international geopolitics, and is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Next Decade and The Next 100 Years. He lives in Austin, Texas. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
3
GEORGE FRIEDMAN
The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Tuesday, February 3 at 5:30pm
A Chicago Council on Global Affairs Program

Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe Friedman, founder and chairman of the private intelligence and geopolitical forecasting corporation Stratfor, speaks on the topic of his new book. In it, he describes what he sees as inherent European Flashpoints smoldering beneath the surface that could have the potential to upend Europe as we know it.

Location: Street: The Chicago Club, 81 East Van Buren St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
3
Author Discussion with Edgar Award Winning Author Thomas Perry
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
Attend the duscussion and purchase his latest book from Edgar Award Winning Author Thomas Perry. This is his latest Jane Whitefield mystery, A string of beads.

Although this is Mr Perry's first appearance at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, it is approximately his 22nd novel. Don't miss the author, the discussion and buying Mr. Perry's latest book.

A string of beads

After two decades protecting innocent victims on the run, and a year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn for the worse, Jane McKinnon, nee Whitefield, has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New York--or so she thinks.

One morning as she comes back from a long run, Jane is met by an unusual sight: all eight clan mothers, the female leaders of the Seneca clans, parked in her driveway in two black cars. A childhood friend of Jane's from the reservation, Jimmy, is wanted by the police for the murder of a local white man. But instead of turning himself in, he's fled, and no one knows where he is hiding out. At the clan mothers' request, Jane retraces a walking trip she and Jimmy took together when they were fourteen in hopes that he has gone the same way again. But it soon becomes clear that the police aren't the only ones after him. As the chase intensifies, the number of people caught up in this twisted plot multiplies, and Jane is the only one who can protect those endangered by it. "A string of beads" is an addictive, fast-paced thriller about how abandoning the past can sometimes be the hardest thing to do, even when your life--and the life of those you love--depends on it.

Location: Street: 7419 Madison St. City: Forest Park, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60130-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
4
Special Story Time at Gus Giordano Dance School
Women & Children First, Wednesday, February 4 at 10:30am
During our renovation, we'll be holding our weekly Story time at Gus Giordano Dance School (5230 N Clark Street). Perfect for ages 2 to 4, the event will include dance stories and activities!

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
4
**OFFSITE** Kelly Leonard @ Virgin Hotel
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30pm
Kelly Leonard comes to the Virgin Hotel to talk about his new book Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City!!

Kelly Leonard has worked at The Second City since 1988 and has overseen productions with such notable performers as Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Adam McKay, Seth Meyers, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Jason Sudeikis, Keegan Michael Key, Rachel Dratch, Amy Sedaris and a host of others. Mr. Leonard co-founded Second City Theatricals, the division of the company that develops an eclectic array of live entertainment all over the world. Recent productions include “The Second City Guide to the Opera” starring Renee Fleming and Sir Patrick Stewart with Lyric Opera Chicago; “America All Better,” which was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC; and an upcoming collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance that will premiere at The Harris Theatre in Chicago in October of 2014. Mr. Leonard also brokered the deal that brought The Second City to the high seas where the company maintains full time ensembles aboard a number of Norwegian Cruise Line Ships. He has received many honors, including being named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 list and named one of the top 40 cultural figures in Chicago by Time Out Magazine. He recently received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Lake Forest College and his first book, “Yes, And,” will be published by Harper Collins in February of 2015. Mr. Leonard lives in Chicago with his wife Anne Libera and their children Nick and Nora.

Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City:

Executives from The Second City—the world’s premier comedy theater and school of improvisation—reveal improvisational techniques that can help any organization develop innovators, encourage adaptable leaders, and build transformational businesses. For more than fifty years, The Second City comedy theater in Chicago has been a training ground for some of the best comic minds in the industry—including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. But it also provides one-of-a-kind leadership training to cutting-edge companies, nonprofits, and public sector organizations—all aimed at increasing creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. The rules for leadership and teamwork have changed, and the skills that got professionals ahead a generation ago don’t work anymore. Now The Second City provides a new toolkit individuals and organizations can use to thrive in a world increasingly shaped by speed, social communication, and decentralization. Based on eight principles of improvisation, Yes, And helps to develop these skills and foster them in high-potential leaders and their teams.

Location: Street: 203 North Wabash City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60601 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
4
The Book Cellar Book Club
The Book Cellar, Wednesday, February 4 at 7pm
The Book Cellar Book Group meets to discuss Black Swan Green by David Mitchell.

Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
5
Jack Schafer
DePaul University Bookstore - DePaul Center, Thursday, February 5 at 6pm
John R. “Jack” Schafer, PhD, is a psychologist, professor, intelligence consultant, and former FBI Special Agent. Dr. Schafer spent fifteen years conducting counter-intelligence and counterterrorism investigations, and seven years as a behavioral analyst for the FBI’s National Security Division’s Behavioral Analysis Program. He developed spy recruitment techniques, interviewed terrorists, and trained agents in the art of interrogation and persuasion. Dr. Schafer contributes online pieces for Psychology Today Magazine, has authored/coauthored six books, and has published numerous articles in professional and popular journals. He is a professor with the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Western Illinois University. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Feb
5
Harriet Reading Series: Jennifer Tamayo
The Poetry Foundation, Thursday, February 5 at 7pm
The Harriet Reading Series features talks, performances, and readings by poets whose work has appeared on Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog. The series presents both established and emerging poets whose writing finds innovative approaches to the craft of poetry.

Jennifer Tamayo is a Colombian-born transnational artist and activist based in New York City. She is the author of a collection of poems and artwork, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes (Switchback, 2011), and the limited-edition chapbook Poems Are the Only Real Bodies (Bloof Books, 2013). Her second full collection, YOU DA ONE, was published in fall 2014 by Coconut Books. Since 2010, Tamayo has served as the managing editor for Futurepoem, an independent New York City press publishing contemporary poetry and prose. (lilithcat)… (more)
Feb
5
**OFFSITE** Ishmael Beah@the Latin School Library
The Book Cellar, Thursday, February 5 at 7pm
Ishmael Beah comes to The Latin School Library to talk about his new book Radiance of Tomorrow! When Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone’s civil war and the fate of child soldiers that “everyone in the world should read” (The Washington Post). At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they’re beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town’s water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they’re forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. Named one of the Christian Science Monitor's best fiction books of 2014 Ishmael Beah was born in Sierra Leone in 1980. He moved to the United States in 1998 and finished his last two years of high school at the United Nations International School in New York. In 2004 he graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in political science. He is a member of the Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Division Advisory Committee and has spoken before the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO) at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, and many other NGO panels on children affected by the war. His work has appeared in VespertinePress and LIT magazine. He lives in New York City.

Location: Street: 59 West North Boulevard City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60610 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
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