Wednesday, December 13, 2017

C.M. Martello at after-words December 16th 2-8pm



Appearing at after-words bookstore in our event space:

Author C.M. Martello will be here to sell his book Malachy's Gloriam, It is the story of a disbarred defense attorney, an Italian-American priest, and a serious accusation that rocks Chicago's Catholic community. With every purchase of the book, you will receive one free copy of Cormack's Corner, a humorous, poignant collection of stories from the West of Ireland.

“C.M. Martello” is the pen name of the author of Malachy's Gloriam.
He was born into a family of Irish-German heritage whose Chicago history on both sides goes back more than one hundred years. He was educated in Catholic schools and then went on to a career in finance and advertising.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sara Miller at American Writer's Museum December 12th 5:30pm



American Writer’s Museum, 800 N. Michigan Avenue, Second Floor at 5:30pm

Sara Miller Caroline: Little House Revisited

In this novel authorized by Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction. This captivating story illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before--Caroline Ingalls, "Ma" in Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books.

For more than eighty years, generations of readers have been enchanted by the adventures of the American frontier's most famous child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the Little House books. Now that familiar story is retold in this captivating tale of family, fidelity, hardship, love, and survival that vividly reimagines our past.

Readers Hall. General public.
We will be on hand to sell books before and after the event.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December 7th Dr. Reginald Gibbons at the American Writer's Museum 5:30pm



Dr. Reginald Gibbons Slow Trains Overhead with Fei Sun, and Katherine Williams
American Writer’s Museum, 800 N. Michigan Avenue, Second Floor at 5:30pm

“Very Short Story” reading and signing with Dr. Reginald Gibbons, Fei Sun, and Katherine Williams.

Few people writing today could successfully combine an intimate knowledge of Chicago with a poet’s eye, and capture what it’s really like to live in this remarkable city. Embracing a striking variety of human experience—a chance encounter with a veteran on Belmont Avenue, the grimy majesty of the downtown El tracks, domestic violence in a North Side brownstone, the wide-eyed wonder of new arrivals at O’Hare, and much more—these new and selected poems and stories by Reginald Gibbons celebrate the heady mix of elation and despair that is city life. With Slow Trains Overhead, he has rendered a living portrait of Chicago as luminously detailed and powerful as those of Nelson Algren and Carl Sandburg.

Gibbons takes the reader from museums and neighborhood life to tense proceedings in Juvenile Court, from comically noir-tinged scenes at a store on Clark Street to midnight immigrants at a gas station on Western Avenue, and from a child's piggybank to nature in urban spaces. For Gibbons, the city’s people, places, and historical reverberations are a compelling human array of the everyday and the extraordinary, of poverty and beauty, of the experience of being one among many. Penned by one of its most prominent writers, Slow Trains Overhead evokes and commemorates human life in a great city.

Reader’s Hall. General public.
We will be on hand to sell books before and after the event.