News & Events

  • Monday, March 4th, 7:00 PM: Dominican University Performing Arts Center, Sponsored by the Book Table

  • Monday, March 11th, 7:00 PM: Club Books, Galaxy Public Library in Apple Valley, MN. Speech and book signing.

  • Tuesday, March 12th, 5:30 PM: Northwestern University, CHANGE OF VENUE: The McCormick Foundation Center. Q & A and book signing.

  • Wedn., March 13th, 7:00 PM: Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee.

  • Friday, April 5th, 6:30: The Interview Show with Mark Bazer, The Hideout, Chicago

  • Wedn., April 10th, 5:30 to 7:30: The Union League Club — In conversation with Ben Austen, Chicago

  • Sat. April 13th: LA Times Book Festival

  • Mon., April 15th, noon to 2:00: Loyola University School of Law, Chicago

  • Wedn., April 17th, 7:30: Town Hall Seattle, University Lutheran Church

  • Thurs., April 18th, 7:00: Politics and Prose at the Wharf, in conversation with Jacki Lyden, Washington D.C.

  • Wedn., April 24th, 7:00: Shlafly Branch of the St. Louis Public Library, in conversation with Jonathan Metzl

  • Thurs., April 25th, 12:30: University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

  • Thurs. April 25th, 6:30: The Bookstall, Winnetka, IL

  • Sat. April 27th, 2:30: The Chicago Humanities Festival, U of Illinois - at Chicago

  • Wedn. May 1st, noon: Missouri Children’s Trauma Network, Columbia, MO

  • Friday, May 3rd, 1:00: The Great Books Foundation, Chicago

  • Wedn., May 8th, 6:30: The Evergreen Park Library, Evergreen Park, IL

  • Thurs., June 6th, dinner: Winner of the Harold Washington Literary Award

  • Tues. Sept. 17th, 7:00: In conversation with Ben Austen about Never a City So Real, Seminary Bookstore, Chicago

  • Wedn. Sept. 18th, 6:00: A conversation with the author Paul Tough, Harold Washington Library, Chicago

  • Tues. Sept. 24th, 7:00: A talk about The Journalism of Empathy, Westchester Community Church, 1840 Westchester Blvd., Westchester IL

  • Tues. Oct. 1st, 6:30: A talk on An American Summer, Logan Square Public Library, Chicago

  • Fri. Oct. 4th: In conversation with the author Julie Justicz, Women and Children First Bookstore, Chicago

  • Sunday Oct. 20th, 2:00: A talk on An American Summer, Oak Park Public Library 

  • MORE TO COME