Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature and Art
(Ace Hotel, Co-Prosperity Sphere)
“Belonging” is the theme of the fourth annual cultural exchange of Mexican and Chicago authors and artists, featuring Cristina Rivera Garza, Emiliano Monge, Eduardo Rabasa, Carla Faesler, Amalia Pica, Brenda Lozano, Danny Giles, Jac Jemc, Nate Marshall, Coya Paz, Erika L. Sánchez and Selina Trepp.
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Krista Tippett, Chicago Humanities Festival
(Rockefeller Memorial Chapel)
In a live taping of “On Being,” as part of On Being’s “Civil Conversations Project,” Krista Tippett and Ta-Nehisi Coates will explore ideas such as a “post-racial” society and reparations for slavery.
October 16, 7pm
“Ali: A Life”
Book launch and signing for Jonathan Eig’s new book about champion boxer and activist Muhammad Ali.
October 4, 5pm
Tales of Two Americas
(Women and Children First)
America is Broken. Eula Biss, Nami Mun and John Freeman discuss “Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation.”
October 12, 7:30pm
Baird Harper: “Red Light Run”
(The Seminary Co-Op Bookstore)
Baird Harper discusses his debut novel. In partnership with the University of Chicago Committee on Creative Writing.
October 12, 6pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.