Saturday, June 6
Dave Eggers [pictured] will be one of the first authors of the day, discussing his book “What Is the What” at the Harold Washington Library Center at 10am…Thomas O’Gorman will moderate a discussion with authors Frank Delaney, Mike Houlihan and Mary Pat Kelly at 10:30am at the Hotel Blake Burnham Room…Kim Bob, author of “Wage Theft in America” and Jon Jeter will hold a discussion moderated by Thomas Geoghegan at the University Center Lake Room…in the same location at noon C. Todd White, author of “Pre-Gay LA” and Karen Graves, author of “And They Were Wonderful Teachers” will discuss their works with Brian Bouldrey…at 1pm Newcity’s Tom Lynch will hold a discussion with Gerald Gems and Steven Riess, co-editors of “The Chicago Sports Reader,” in the Hotel Blake Burnham Room…Elizabeth Taylor will speak with Aleksandar Hemon and Joseph O’Neill at 2:30pm at the Harold Washington Library Center…cartoonists Chris Ware and Lynda Barry will discuss their work at 3:15pm at Center Stage…at 4pm at the University Lake Room co-authors Paul Buhle and Harvey Pekar will discuss their book “Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation” with Rick Kogan and Elizabeth Taylor.
Sunday, June 7
At 10:30am Bryan Gruley will discuss his book “Starvation Lake” at the University Center River Room…Jane Hirt will speak with Greg Kot, author of “Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music,” at 11am at Center Stage…From 11am to 2pm Book TV will host an “In Depth” interview with Bill Ayers at the University Center Loop Room (seating will be limited)…At noon, playwrights Tracy Letts and Mary Zimmerman will speak with Richard Christiansen at Center Stage…Paul Butler will discuss his work, “Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice” with Geoffrey Stone at 1pm at the University Center Lake Room…Elise Paschen and Don Share will read their poetry at 2pm at the Arts and Poetry Stage…Elizabeth Taylor will hold a discussion about the future of reading at 3:15pm with Christopher Booker, Owen Youngman, Amy Guth and David Kipen at the University Center Lake Room…James Shea will read from his work “Star in the Eye” at 4pm at the Arts and Poetry Stage.
Compiled by Beth Wang