Writers Guild Aloud! Autumn Quarter

Every quarter, DePaul’s Writers Guild hosts an open mic Aloud! Thursday, November 9, 7 PM LPC Writing Center 2320 N Kenmore SAC 212 Chicago, Illinois 60614 Come share your work and/or listen to others read, celebrate DePaul’s writing community, and make new friends! To view the event page click here.

Sunday Salon November Reading

Stay warm in Chicago with an all-prose reading! The readers: GERALD BRENNAN CRIS MAZZA NAEEM MURR CORNELIA SPELMAN Sunday Salon Chicago is a curated literary series on the north side of Chicago in Roscoe Village.  Visit the Sunday Salon website here, and the Facebook event page here.   

The Open Door Readings Series: Kathleen Rooney and Andrea Rehani

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two Chicagoland writing program instructors and two of their current or recent students. November’s Open Door Reading presents Chicago State University’s Kelly Norman Ellis and her student April Gibson along […]

Poetry Day: No Blue Memories

When: November 17, 6:30pm Inaugurated by Robert Frost in 1955, Poetry Day is one of the oldest and most distinguished poetry reading series in the country. This year’s presentation is the world premiere of No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks from the Chicago-based theater company Manual Cinema. In this unique staged retelling of […]

Poetry off the Shelf: Paisley Rekdal

Paisley Redkal reads in continuation with the The Poetry Foundation’s Readings & Lectures Series Paisley Rekdal is the author of the poetry collections A Crash of Rhinos (2000), Six Girls without Pants (2002), The Invention of the Kaleidoscope (2007), and Imaginary Vessels (2016), as well as the book of essays The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: […]

Chasing Wilder in Chicago: Thornton Wilder’s The Eighth Day

On Wednesday, November 15, The Wilder Family and The Newberry Library will present “Chasing Wilder in Chicago: Thornton Wilder’s The Eighth Day.” This 50th anniversary of Wilder’s National Book Award-winning, Chicago based novel will feature a conversation with Thornton Wilder’s nephew and literary executor Tappan Wilder, Jeremy McCarter and Liesl Olson; readings from the novel […]

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 […]