A Ritchie Boy by Linda Kass
(City Lit Books)
A historically based spy novel, set in 1938 in war-torn Europe. The Ritchie Boys were young men who served as undercover intelligence to help the Allies during World War II. Linda Kass will be in conversation with novelist Kristin Harmel in a Zoom event.
November 5, 6:30pm
Margaret Atwood: Dearly
(Chicago Humanities Festival)
Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the MaddAddam trilogy, began her writing career as an award-winning poet. Her latest book, “Dearly,” is a collection of poems. Atwood reads her poetry and will be in conversation with Alison Cuddy. This is a ticketed event that will stream on YouTube.
November 8, 6pm
Lift Every Voice: African American Poetry
(American Writers Museum)
In partnership with the Chicago Public Library, the Library of America and The Poetry Foundation, celebrate an anthology edited by Schomburg Center director Kevin Young with poets Kevin Young, Billy Branch, Pemon Rami, Roy Kinsey, avery r. young, Emily Hooper Lansana and Eve L. Ewing on Chicago Public Library’s YouTube channel.
November 12, 6pm
Celebrate People’s History!
(Women and Children First)
Josh MacPhee edited a collection of posters arraying visual artists across decades and continents. MacPhee will appear in a virtual author panel.
November 12, 7pm
American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans
An anthology in the form of a book-length pantoum written by a diverse range of Chicago poets addresses gun violence. The event includes editor Chris Green, Nile Lansana, Brenda Cardenas, Jacob Saenz and Julie Parson Nesbitt. This event is co-sponsored with Big Shoulders Books and the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.
November 20, 6pm
Newcity Lit Editor Tara Betts is the author of “Break the Habit” and “Arc & Hue.” Her interviews and features have appeared in publications such as Hello Giggles, Mosaic Magazine, NYLON, The Source, Sixty Inches from Center, and Poetry magazine. She also hosts author chats at the Seminary Co-Op bookstores in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.