Monday, July 24, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Publishing Workshop with David W. Berner at American Writers Museum



Thursday, July 20, Readers Hall, American Writer's Museum 7 p.m. Cost: $50 per participant

Workshop: Publishing
In today’s crowded media landscape, how do you sell your book or short story? How do you make your mark with your writing? In this one-day workshop author David W. Berner (October Song: A Memoir of Music and the Journey of Time, Roundfire Press 2017) teaches you how to find your way through the complicated process of getting your words out.

Book: October Song by David W. Berner $16.95 (paperback)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The day we unite for the open web

On July 12, 2017, websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. Learn how you can join the protest and spread the word at https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/.

Right now, new FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai has a plan to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies immense control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, the FCC will give companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T control over what we can see and do on the Internet, with the power to slow down or block websites and charge apps and sites extra fees to reach an audience.

If we lose net neutrality, we could soon face an Internet where some of your favorite websites are forced into a slow lane online, while deep-pocketed companies who can afford expensive new “prioritization” fees have special fast lane access to Internet users – tilting the playing field in their favor.

But on July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them. Websites, Internet users, and online communities will stand tall, and sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality.

The Battle for the Net campaign will provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your friends, family, followers to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we've shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again!

Learn more and join the action here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12

Monday, July 3, 2017

Children's Author Story Time with Ilene Cooper July 11th 10:30 AM at 180 N. Michigan


Presented in partnership with the Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators.
July 11: Ilene Cooper, author of A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country, the Absolutely Lucy series, and Jake’s Best Thumb, among other books.


On the second Tuesday of each month, American Writer's Museum (180 N. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor) welcomes a new children’s author in its Children’s Literature Gallery. Meet your favorite books’ creators and illustrators, get your book signed and hear a story from some of the most inspiring and creative children’s authors writing today. 

Tuesday, July 11, Children’s Literature Gallery, 10:30 a.m. Preschool-age children with a caregiver. Free. Museum admission not included

Books: A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country $24.95 (hardback) and  Absolutely Lucy $4.99 (paperback) by Ilene Cooper
 
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