May 11th 6:30 Bring it Back to the Bookstore with Authors.me

Are you an author in search of a publisher or agent? Are you an agent or publisher looking for new talent? Authors.me might be for you.  What better place for all these people to meet than a local independent bookstore?  Authors.me and after-words are partnering to host “Bring it Back to the Bookstore.”

This free event will include complimentary drinks, snacks and a raffle. Festivities will being at 6:30pm, 23 E. Illinois St.  Authors.me and after-words hope this will be a great way to the end of the first day of the Book Expo, finally back in Chicago.

Authors.me is an online platform for queries, manuscript submissions and acquisitions discovery geared to benefit writers, agents, and publishers in equal measure.  Through modern technology, the company aims to aid the publishing world’s nuanced challenges faced during discover, acquisition and content management.  

More details:  Facebook event 


May 5th, 2016: Shriver Dialogue: Despite Progress, Are We Still a Nation Divided by Race? Chicago Temple 77 West Washington, 2nd floor. 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Join the Shriver Center for a special conversation on Thursday, May 5, between MSNBC correspondent and author Joy Reid, and journalist and human rights activist Jamie Kalven. Reid and Kalven will discuss Reid’s new book, Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide.  

after-words will be on hand to sell copies of Fracture: Barack Obama the Clintons and the Racial Divide by Joy-Ann Reid.  Ms. Reid is a national correspondent for MSNBC. Previously, she was the host of MSNBC's The Reid Report, a daily program that offered her distinctive analysis and insight on the day's news. Before that, she was the Managing Editor of theGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences. 

Light refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Please Register: http://povertylaw.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=270