Upcoming Events for Literary Folk
By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 15, 2010 5:30PM
Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk by Robyn Okrant.
Book Cellar, 4736 North Lincoln Avenue, 7 p.m., free
Wednesday: Chicago Public Radio is collaborating with the Chicago Children's Museum to welcome families to "So Many Ways to Tell a Story!" Storyteller Oba William King, musician Justin Roberts, and Chicago’s Redmoon Theater will be workshopping with kids and their parents to write a story with accompanying songs, then will perform it all on stage.
Chicago Children's Museum, 700 East Grand Avenue, Suite 127, 6 p.m., $3-5
Friday: Robyn Okrant will be reading from her new book Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk. Okrant followed every piece of advice offered on The Oprah Winfrey Show, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Oprah.com. Her blog attracted enough attention to land her a book deal. Check out the Reader's 2008 story for a rundown on how Okrant's Oprah project came to be.
Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., 7:30 p.m., free
Saturday: TheLocalTourist.com and Ed Kane from Louis Glunz Beer will host AlphaBeer. Participants get to sample three-ounce beers from every letter of the alphabet. Check the lineup of beers here. It include beers from Brazil, Namibia, and the Czech Republic. AlphaBeer will donate 10% of proceeds to Chicago-based literacy organization Open Books.
The Globe Pub, 1934 W Irving Park Rd, 6 p.m., $49, 21+