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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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Meet the Author
Alaina Roberts with Rose Miron
In this Meet the Author event, we’ll hear from scholar Alaina Roberts about the Black people who received the mythic 40 acres, the American settlers who coveted this land, and the Native Americans who originally inhabited the land.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Meet the Author
Kate Masur and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Join us for a discussion with scholar Kate Masur, whose new book reconsiders the history of the nation’s earliest federal civil rights measures: the Fourteenth Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1866.