* I reserved two spots for Joyce Carol Oates, but if I do wind up going I plan to go downtown very early and spend the day at the library. So anyone else who wants to see her will probably not want to go as early as I do.
I can’t make Alexander McCall Smith, but may consider Kathryn Stockett. But it’s JCO I really love.
I want to buy a ticket to her signing, but I don’t see that option on the tickets page:
Books and Literature events reach an audience seeking illumination and education in a city with a deep literary tradition. Programs include the well-established Printers Row Lit Fest and the Annual Tribune Literary Awards. Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor conducts lively discussions with authors about their new releases and beloved classics.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Author Talks: Joyce Carol Oates
Chicago The universally acclaimed Joyce Carol Oates returns to Chicago on the heels of “A Widow’s Story” (Harper Collins, publication date: Feb. 15). The author’s poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six years, details its wrenching, surprising aftermath. A recent recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, Oates’ novels (“Blonde,” “The Gravedigger’s Daughter,” “Little Bird of Heaven,” etc.) rank among the very finest in contemporary American fiction. She will be interviewed by Julia Keller.
Oates will appear at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State Street, Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. Admission for this Author Talks is free with RSVP.
Thursday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Harold Washington Library
400 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Author Talks: Alexander McCall-Smith
Alexander McCall Smith, the bestselling author of “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series,” has written more than 60 books, including academic titles, short story collections, and a number of immensely popular children’s books. McCall Smith will sit down to review his extensive career and take questions about his most popular character, Detective Precious Ramotswe, at Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a book signing, and mix and mingle reception after the discussion.
Sunday, April 3, 4 p.m.
Location: Elmhurst College
Founders Lounge in the Frick Center,
190 South Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
For directions and parking information, visit http://www.elmhurst.edu/directions or call 630-617-3390.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Author Talks: Kathryn Stockett
Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help” shares the story of three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town and changes the way women–mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends–view one another. The Help is Stockett’s first novel and is being made into a major motion picture from Dreamworks Studios. Stockett will take the stage at a Chase Auditorium, Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets for this event will include a copy of “The Help” in paperback and are priced at $20.
Friday, May 6, 7 p.m.
Location: Chase Auditorium
10 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603