Chicago Literary CliffsNotes
By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 16, 2010 4:00PM
Portrait of Franz Kafka by Carl Köhler.
- Audrey Niffenegger, the New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, reads from and signs her new book, The Night Bookmobile, her first graphic novel at Harold Washington Library tonight.
- Noun/Verb, a new webzine devoted to artists and their actions, is hosting its first live interview and performance event. N/V Talks will be conversations with artists about their work, craft and the things that move them. It's Saturday at the Hideout.
- Saturday is the Book Cellar's annual spelling bee for adults. Local literary celebrities Stacey Ballis, Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Hunter, and Robbie Q. Telfer will be hosting and judging.
- William Gibson, author of Zero History, the third volume in his bestselling series following Pattern Recognition and Spook Country will be reading and signing his book at the Michigan Avenue Borders on Friday and the Oak Brook Barnes & Noble on Saturday.
- A new exhibit titled “Beyond Words: Author Portraits by Carl Köhler” opens at the University of Chicago Library on Saturday. It features portraits of renowned authors by the late neo-modernist Swedish artist and sculptor Carl Köhler. Stay tuned for a review of the exhibit on Chicagoist soon.
- Essay Fiesta, the free monthly reading series that benefits the Howard Brown Health Center is showcasing an incredible line-up of local talent on Monday, including former Chicagoist editor, Richard Marx enthusiast, and current foursquare mayor of Chicago magazine Scott Smith.
- Story Studio Chicago, which offers a variety of creative writing classes, will start several new classes next week and at the end of the month. To learn more about their beginning, intermediate and advanced-level creative fiction and non-fiction classes, visit the "What Class Should I Take?" section of their website.