Chicago by the Book: How Literature Changed Chicago
(American Writers Museum)
Liesl Olson, Dominic A. Pacyga and Susan F. Rossen from “Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image” speak of authors, artists and institutions who influenced the city.
Julie Hyzy and Libby Fischer Hellmann
(57th Street Books)
Thriller writers Julie Hyzy and Libby Fischer Hellmann read from and discuss their new novels “Virtual Sabotage” and “High Crimes.”
(Women and Children First Bookstore)
Angalia Bianca reads with Linda Beckstrom from “In Deep: How I Survived Gangs, Heroin and Prison to Become a Chicago Violence Interrupter.”
January 10 Event Cancelled
Fresh Ink: The Questionable Narrator
“The Questionable Narrator: Writing Poems That Deceive in Order to Get to the Truth,” an 826CHI public writing workshop with poet José Olivarez.
Story Workshop with Melanie Benjamin
(Art on Sedgwick)
Lessons from the New York Times-bestselling author of “The Girls in the Picture,” “The Swans of Fifth Avenue” and “The Aviator’s Wife”
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.