November 10, 2017: 4:00 to 5:45 pm. American Studies Association Panel, “At 100: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Archive” (with Mary Helen Washington, Amani Morrison, and Kinohi Nishikawa)
* Join scholars in a discussion of the work of Gwendolyn Brooks during her centennial year.
November 15, 2017: Reception 5 pm. Program 6 pm. Newberry Library. “Chasing Wilder in Chicago: Thornton Wilder’s Prize-Winning The Eighth Day.” With Tappan Wilder, Jeremy McCarter, and actors Michael Nussbaum, Linda Kimbrough, and B.J. Jones.
* Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary and new edition of Wilder’s National Book Award-winning novel with a reception, actors, commentators, and cake!
November 15-18. Colloquium. Universite Paris Diderot (Paris, France): “The Black Metropolis, Between Past and Future: Race, Urban Planning, and Afro-American Culture in Chicago.”
January 25, 2018: Lunch talk at Northwestern University, Chabraja Center for Historical Studies
February 14, 2018: 3:30 pm. Talk at Loyola University.
March 6, 2018: Talk at Book Culture, New York City.
March 7, 2018: Book talk at Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston (evening)
April 25, 2018: Talk at University of Chicago, History and Forms of the Lyric series