Chicago Literary CliffsNotes
By Betsy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 11, 2010 9:00PM
Bill Bryson will be reading from his book on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
- As part of Polish American Heritage Month, Ellis Goodman will discuss Bear Any Burden, a thriller set during the Cold War era and the rise the Polish Solidarity Movement of 1980’s. He will be at the CPL Uptown Branch on Tuesday.
- Bill Bryson will be discussing and signing his new book At Home: A Short History of Private Life at Cindy Pritzker Auditorium on Wednesday. The book is essentially a walking tour of his home, a Victorian parsonage in rural England. Byrson uses his house as a model to explain how the home of contemporary culture has evolved.
- In honor of Poetry Day, Frank Bidart, prize-winning author of eight critically acclaimed books, will be the 56th annual Poetry Day reader. He’ll be reading in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at Harold Washington Library on Thursday.
- Open Books will also be celebrating Poetry Day with J.J. Tindall, the poet-in-residence at The Beachwood Reporter on Thursday night.
- Jason Rothstein and John Greenfield, two Chicago advocates for “active transportation” will be reading from their books at Quimby's on Thurday. Rothstein, author of Carless in Chicago: Survive and Thrive Car-Free in the Windy City, will read from his guide to enjoying the city without a car. Greenfield’s book is titled Bars Across America: Drinking and Biking from Coast to Coast. He recounts his 5,000-mile journey drinking and biking his way across the country.
- Some of the Chicagoist staff will be reading at Thursday’s Liquid Burning of Apocalyptic Letters reading. Curator Aaron Cynic will be reading as well as Kim Bellware. Stop by Matilda - Baby Atlas for readings and cheap beer.
- The Book Cellar has added new functionality to their website and you can now use it to (securely) shop for books.
- Open Books is selling tickets for their fancy pants fundraiser. Tickets are now on sale for Revelry: Night Fair, which will be on November 5.