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Meet the Author

The Newberry’s Meet the Author lecture series brings writers to the library for presentations on their recently published work. This work covers a range of topics and genres; the series introduces guests to a variety of professional wordsmiths working within the traditions of memoir, historical fiction, biography, historiography, and more.

Past Meet the Author Programs

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Meet the Author
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register.
This remarkable cultural history celebrates the great Midwestern city of Chicago for its centrality to the modernist movement.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Meet the Author
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register.
Heralded as America’s most quintessentially modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And, yet, few historians have attempted big-picture narratives of the city’s transformation over the twentieth century.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Meet the Author
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has been a part of Chicago since its founding. In very public expressions of indigeneity, they have refused to hide in plain sight or assimilate.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Meet the Author
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register
Why are sex and jewelry, particularly rings, so often connected? Why do rings continually appear in stories about marriage and adultery, love and betrayal, loss and recovery, identity and masquerade? What is the mythology that makes finger rings symbols of true (or, as the case may be, untrue) love?
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Meet the Author
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register
Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin discuss their new books on how poetry intertwined with the geopolitics of the modernist era, moderated by the Newberry’s director of Chicago Studies, Liesl Olson.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Meet the Author
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register
It was a hunting accident—that much Charlie is sure of. That’s how his father, Matt Rizzo—a gentle intellectual who writes epic poems in Braille—had lost his vision. It’s not until Charlie’s troubled teenage years, when he’s facing time for his petty crimes, that he learns the truth.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Meet the Author
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public; see below for a link to register.