Books in Motion
By Anonymous in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 28, 2005 4:38PM
While we haven't yet picked up our own copy of Bodies in Motion by Mary Anne Mohanraj, we think it's pretty safe to say that her reading tonight at Women & Children First will be a good one. Mohanraj, currently a visiting professor at Roosevelt University, be reading from her new collection of stories about Sri Lankan immigrant life, which has been well-received by critics and gets mixed reviews from readers on Amazon. We heard her (scroll down and click on the headphone link for a realplayer listen) on Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight earlier this week, and we admire her eloquence and thoughfulness about her writing. She reads--both in her writing and her spoken reading--like a poet, which makes for a great bookstore event. See for yourself at Women & Children First tonight at 7:30.
While we're at it, we'd also like to give a quick shout out to the 21st annual Newberry Library Book Fair starting today at 12 and continuing through this Sunday at 6. They'll be open until 8 tonight, from 12-8 tomorrow, and from 10-6 on Saturday and Sunday. Obvs, it's best to get there early, so if you're lucky enough to be living outside of the ol' 9-5 (yeah, yeah, the grass is always greener...), or work near enough to get over there on your lunch break, go on over to 60 W. Walton and get some cheap books!