The Chicago Humanities Festival Lecture and Seminar Series

The Chicago Humanities Festival, in partnership with the Newberry Library and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago, is pleased to offer an opportunity to graduate students in History, Literature, Religion, and related disciplines. Join Yale University professor Kathryn Lofton, University of Notre Dame professor Laura Dassow Walls, […]

Lit & Luz Festival 2017

Lit & Luz Festival is a one-of-a-kind series of events featuring renowned authors and visual artists from Chicago and Mexico City in cultural exchange and conversation. This series of readings, conversations, artist talks, performances culminates in a Live Magazine Finale, that highlights new translations and artistic collaborations—showcasing some of the most innovative contemporary writers and […]

The Chicago Humanities Festival 2017

The Chicago Humanities Festival, in partnership with Julie and Roger Baskes, and the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to offer an opportunity to graduate students in History, English, Political Science, and related disciplines. Join University of Pennsylvania professor Sophia Rosenfeld for Conspiracies and Common Sense: From the Founding to the Trump […]

Wing Foundation Lecture Series: What is a Letter?

Join visiting professor Peter Stallybrass and the History of the Book Program for a presentation and reception. Thursday, October 12, 2017 Lecture 6 pm; Reception 7 pm Ruggles Hall Newberry Library 60 West Walton Street Free and open to the public; registration required Peter Stallybrass begins with a very simple proposition, although he hopes that it will […]

Michael Chabon in Conversation With Kathleen Rooney

Unabridged Bookstore hosts an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon at the Nettlehorst School Auditorium. Chabon will discuss his latest novel, Moonglow, with local author Kathleen Rooney. When: Fri, September 29, 2017 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT About Moonglow: In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon […]

Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference

The DePaul School of Cinematic Arts’ annual Courier 12 Screenwriting Conference will take place on Saturday September 30th at the Loop Campus. Courier 12 is the Midwest’s premier screenwriting event, presenting a series of panel discussions with the top writing talent and executives in the entertainment industry. All panels take place in the lower level theater […]

Poetry off the Shelf: Eve L. Ewing & Marcus Wicker

The Poetry Foundation’s readings series continues with writers Eve L. Ewing & Marcus Wicker on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at 61 West Superior Street and admission is free. Eve L. Ewing is a poet and sociologist who holds a PhD from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Her first […]

Chicago Book Expo 2017

Buy local and read local at the 6th annual Chicago Book Expo ( on Sunday, Oct. 1, noon-5pm at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash. This free celebration of Chicago’s literary community features 20 programs and workshops with local authors, plus 75 exhibitors selling books from local presses and literary organizations. Presenting authors this year include […]

Goodman Theatre Free Writing Workshop

I Am THE DARKER BROTHER: Demonization and the Demise of Civil Liberties Led by Chicago-based teaching artist Deb Lewis, participants use Langston Hughes’ poem, “I, Too” as inspiration to explore what being an “American” means, and the responsibilities that freedom of speech engender. Where: Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted Street When: Tuesday September 26, 6pm […]

September 24-30 is Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.  Held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to […]

Graduate Night at the Museum

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is hosting a night at the DePaul Art Museum(DPAM).  The event includes a tour of the exhibits, hors d`oeuvres, drinks and an artwork scavenger hunt. The reception takes place on Wednesday, October 4th from 4pm-7pm. For more information see the flyer above.