Chicago Literary CliffsNotes
By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 5, 2010 7:40PM
Elizabeth Rosner will read from her novel on Wednesday.
- Tonight, Award-winning journalist, Daniel P. Smith, discusses On the Job: Behind the Stars of the Chicago Police Department at the Lincoln Belmont CPL Branch. Writing from personal experience, (six of his family members were Chicago police officers) Smith shares the honest and thought provoking stories of those who carry the Chicago Police star. Get more info here. He'll also be participating in the Newberry Library Seminar Series on Saturday titled Compelling Stories, Verifiable Facts: Getting the Best of Both Worlds." Purchase tickets here.
- Elizabeth Rosner will be reading from her novel Blue Nude at Open Books on Wednesday. The story examines the relationship between an "emotionally and creatively starved artist and his muse," both of whom are tormented by the Holocaust and its aftermath. Get more info here.
- Remember the Book Bike? Every weekend, Gabriel Levinson and his custom-built Book Bike venture into city parks to give away new and used novels to locals. Earlier this year, Levinson got in a permit tiff with the Chicago Park District, but when the Chicago Public Library offered their blessing, Levinson was able to continue operating without paying for the expensive permit. On Thursday, Heavemedia.com is partnering with Levinson to raise money for the Book Bike. Chicago musicians Sad Brad, Adam Fitz, and Stephen Paul Smoker will be playing the event at the Empty Bottle. Buy tickets here.
- This month’s Encyclopedia Show theme is Civil Wars. Hosts Robbie Q. Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney will bring together an eclectic mix of music, poetry, visual art and spoken words all about Civil Wars. Check out the long list of talent bringing their bodies, minds, songs, etc. to this month’s show and get more info here.
- Are you a fan of Awkward Family Photos? Ever come across your middle school diary? Is your adolescent past as laugh-worthy as it is cringe-worthy? Go to Mortified Thursday. Witness adults telling stories about their lives by sharing their own adolescent journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, and art. Get more info here.