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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, February 9, 2017
Meet the Author
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists but also early conservators of American culture.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Meet the Author
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Algren, A Life is the definitive biography of Nelson Algren, one of the best-known writers of mid-twentieth-century America.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Meet the Author
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
From 1936 to 1939, the New Deal’s Federal Writers’ Project collected life stories from more than 2,300 former African American slaves. These narratives are now widely used as a source to understand the lived experience of those who made the transition from slavery to freedom. But in this examination of the project and its legacy, Catherine A.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Meet the Author
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
The adoption of firearms by American Indians between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries marked a turning point in the history of North America’s indigenous peoples—a cultural earthquake so profound that its impact has yet to be adequately measured.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Meet the Author
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
One hundred years ago, Bohemian author and editor of the radical Masses magazine, Floyd Dell, began a passionate affair with a newcomer to Greenwich Village—the yet to be discovered “girl poet,” Edna St. Vincent Millay. In the years that followed, both Dell and Millay became symbols of early twentieth century feminism, rebellion, and literary freedom.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Meet the Author
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Sharp, resourceful, and with a style all her own, Althea McDowell Altemus embodied the spirit of the independent working woman of the Jazz Age.