(Chicago Humanities Festival)
May is the meat of the seasonal festival, with appearances by Adam Gopnik, Alan Lightman, Elif Batuman, Aleksandar Hemon and many more.
Various dates and venues
Rachel Jamison Webster
The author discusses an “unforgettable genealogical quest” in her new book, “Benjamin Banneker and Us: Eleven Generations of an American Family,” with Tara Betts.
May 4, 6pm
The actor discusses his debut novel, “The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece,” with Peter Sagal.
May 10, 7:30pm
(210 Design House)
A cooking demonstration and book signing around the Monteverde chef’s new book, “Listen to Your Vegetables.”
May 16, 6pm
The People’s Tongue: Music & Words in Celebration
(American Writers Museum)
Performances and readings celebrate “a riveting, one-of-a-kind anthology of the diversity, strangeness, and power of American English.”
May 21, 4pm