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Chicago Book Festival: Week Two

By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 8, 2007 1:30PM

2007_10_Joshelderportrait.jpgWe hope some of you got a chance to go to something at the Chicago Book Festival last week, but if not, here’s your chance.

Our take on the second week:

Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s senior legal analyst, discusses and signs his newest book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, and maybe adds a few pointers for broke Chicagoists.
Monday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m., Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.

From the creator of Mail Order Ninja, Josh Elder gives a speech titled “Making Manga the Ninja Way: The Art & Business of Writing Graphic Novels.” Need we say more?
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.

We’ve secretly always wanted to go to cooking school, and Kathleen Flinn feeds our fire in The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry, about pursuing a diploma from Le Corden Bleu at 36 years of age.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 5:30 p.m., Barnes & Noble DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd.

Every year, Ursula Bielski gets us in the Halloween holiday spirit with her local spooky stories.
Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave.

The Woodson Regional Library and Books Ink host a panel discussion with 19 authors including Laila Muhammed, Beverly Jenkins, and Arnie Bernstein.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted St.

We don’t read a lot of poetry here, but A.E. StallingsHapax has us transfixed.
Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m., Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, 801 W. Adams St., Suite 400.

Image from Josh Elder's MySpace.