Off the Shelf: Young Poet Laureates
An evening of poetry with 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate Kara Jackson and young laureates from Chicago and the UK—Aisling Fahey, Caleb Femi, Rachel Long, Natalie Richardson, and Patricia Frazier. The poets are part of an exchange organized by Peter Kahn and Young Chicago Authors.Due to unforeseen circumstances, Juan Felipe Herrera will not be able to attend this event.
Writing in Exile: Jennifer Egan
(VenueSIX10 Feinberg Theater)
Pulitzer Prize winner and Chicago-born writer Jennifer Egan discusses with Aleksandar Hemon what it takes to secure space and freedom to write, as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival thirtieth anniversary celebration.
Frank Waln and Tanaya Winder
(American Writers Museum)
Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln and author, poet and singer/songwriter Tanaya Winder of Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné and Duckwater Shoshone Nations perform and discuss their writing and storytelling process and healing work.
Esmé Weijun Wang: The Collected Schizophrenias
(Women and Children First)
Esmé Weijun Wang reads from and discusses her award-winning collection on mental illness, with acclaimed essayist Eula Biss.
Rachel DeWoskin: Someday We Will Fly
(Seminary Co-Op Bookstore)
Rachel DeWoskin reads from and discusses her fifth novel “Someday We Will Fly,” with author Rachel Cohen.
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.