Books and Authors

Spanish Literary Club

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. Currently discussing "Crónica de una muerte anunciada" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Spanish Literary Club

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. Currently discussing "Crónica de una muerte anunciada" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Spanish Literary Club

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. Currently discussing "Dos Crímenes" by Jorge Ibargüengoitia.

Spanish Literary Club

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. Currently discussing "Dos Crímenes" by Jorge Ibargüengoitia.

David Axelrod in Conversation with Steve Edwards

Meet The Author! David Axelrod, political consultant, senior strategist to President Obama's historic 2008 presidential campaign and re-election campaign, former senior advisor to the president, and director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, discusses his bestselling book, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics" with Steve Edwards, executive director of the Institute of Politics and former acclaimed host at WBEZ. In his book, Axelrod opens up about his years as a journalist, political consultant, and ultimately, senior advisor to the president.

Rise and Shine - Meet Author Peter Slevin - "Michelle Obama: A Life"

Meet the author! Peter Slevin, author, associate professor at Northwestern University, and former national correspondent for "The Washington Post," discusses his book, "Michelle Obama: A Life." The book follows Michelle to the White House from her childhood on Chicago’s largely segregated South Side and illuminates the dilemmas she faced in Chicago while building a high-powered career, raising a family, and helping a young community organizer named Barack Obama become president of the United States. Books will be for sale and the event will conclude with a book signing.

Book Discussion with Judy Levin

FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff explores the marriage of Lancelot, fated for success, and his wife Mathilde, filled with pain and fury, told from their two perspectives. Widely divergent perspectives that seem to describe two different marriages. A Greek tragedy,complete with chorus; an absorbing and complex story.

Meet The Author - Justin Peters, "The Idealist"

Justin Peters discusses his book, "The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet." Aaron Swartz, an advocate for the free exchange of ideas and scholarly materials online, committed suicide in 2013 after being indicted for illegally downloading millions of academic articles from JSTOR, a nonprofit online database, from the campus of MIT. Slate correspondent Peters renders Swartz’s lifelong activism for free culture, from helping to develop Creative Commons and Reddit as a teenager to his early death and posthumous status as a cultural icon.

Kid Lit Fest

Author Appearance Schedule

9 a.m. – 11 a.m

Tom Watson
Stick Dog
Grades 3 - 7
Kate Hannigan Cupcake Cousins Series GRADES 3 – 5
Detective’s Assistant GRADES 3 - 7

Michele Weber Hurwitz Calli Be Gold GRADES 4 - 7
The Summer I Saved the World . . . in 65 Days GRADES 5 – 8

Allan Woodrow The Pet War GRADES 3 – 5
Class Dismissed GRADES 3 -5

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Todd Hasak-Lowy
33 Minutes

Spanish Literary Club

Attendees will take part in lively discussions on Spanish literature, focusing on the works of notable authors. Conversations will be mostly in Spanish, but non-native speakers are welcome. Currently discussing "El Diosero y Todos Los Cuentos" by Francisco Rojas González.

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