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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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Meet the Author
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
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. Registration required.
“Poetry makes nothing happen,” W.H. Auden famously wrote. But is that really true? Poetry has a long-standing role in the world of politics. What happens when poets write about war and other world events? Or when poets take a role in affairs of the state—or when the state supports the writing of poetry?
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Meet the Author
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public. Registration required.
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. Registration required.