Thomas Friedman: “Thank You For Being Late”
(Fourth Presbyterian Church)
The New York Times columnist examines the rapid pace of change in the modern world.
October 17, 5:30pm, $50
Maureen Dowd: The Year of Voting Dangerously
(Cahn Auditorium, Evanston)
New York Times columnist and author of “The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics” in conversation with David Axelrod, the former senior advisor to President Obama and director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics
October 29, 10:30am, $10-$20
Palabra Pura with Poet Martín Espada
Martín Espada reads from “Vivas To All Those Who Have Failed” and his award-winning work “Zapata’s Disciple.”
October 28, 7pm, $5 suggested donation
Abbi Jacobson: “Carry This Book”
(Senn High School Auditorium)
“Broad City” co-creator and star Abbi Jacobson in conversation with Samantha Irby
October 28, 7pm
(Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Galvin Recital Hall, Evanston)
Yaa Gyasi “Homegoing,” a novel about race, history, ancestry, love and time.
October 29, 12:30pm, $5-$10
Toni Nealie is the Literary Editor of Newcity and the author of the essay collection “The Miles Between Me.” A Pushcart Prize nominee, her essays have appeared in Guernica Magazine, Rust Belt: Chicago, The Rumpus, The Offing, Essay Daily, Chicago Quarterly Review, Hobart, Entropy and elsewhere. She worked in magazine journalism, politics and PR in her native New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Singapore and now edits, writes and teaches in Chicago. Find her at toninealie.com and on Twitter @tnealie. She can be reached at email@example.com.