Upcoming Events

September 27, 2017:   7:30 PM.  Women and Children First bookstore.  Book Launch.

*Gather for a short reading, wine and cheese, and conversation about Chicago Renaissance. 


October 1, 2017: 4 pm panel with Chicago authors. Chicago Book Expo. Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash

*Celebrate Chicago writers, publishers, and booksellers.


October 3, 2017:  6 to 7:30 pm. Book discussion at the Seminary Coop Bookstore in Hyde Park (with Adrienne Brown).

*Join the conversation about Chicago’s centrality to American literary history.


October 12, 2017: 6 to 7 pm. Heartland Fall Forum: “Meet the Author” cocktail reception with booksellers.


October 26, 2017:  6 to 7:30 pm. “Meet the Author” talk and book signing at the Newberry library

* Attend a talk that illuminates the archives central to the history of modernism in Chicago.


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 16, 2017:  Talk at the American Writers Museum in Chicago (evening)

* Join the conversation about Chicago and American literature at the country’s newest museum devoted to writers and writing.


January 25, 2018:  Lunch talk at Northwestern University, Chabraja Center for Historical Studies


April 25, 2018: Talk at University of Chicago, History and Forms of the Lyric series

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