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  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit

    Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit
    TV reporter Janet Davies, wearing a beige jacket and leopard boots, stood behind a wooden podium in a darkened room overlooking Millennium Park on October 12. "Remember, like Chicago voting, bid and bid often," she said, encouraging an audience of...
  • Chicagoland literary events: Aug. 27 - Sept. 2

    Saturday Jeanne M. Dams will discuss her newest Hilda Johansson mystery "Murder in Burnt Orange" from 2-4 p.m. at the Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St.; free. Sophie Robinson will be the featured reader during the "Myopic Poetry Series"...
  • Ridgewood Book Club

    Ridgewood Book Club
    The Ridgewood Book Club has been meeting since 1968. The club is named for the subdivision in Western Springs where most of us still live. Our book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. One of our members asks annually to have "Great...
  • Chicagoland literary events: Oct. 15 - 22

    Saturday Anderson's Bookshop's mother-daughter book club will discuss "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove; free. 630-963-2665, andersonsbookshop.com. Franki Elliot will host...
  • Recommended events

    Saturday Larry Hill Taylor will read from his autobiography "Stepson of the Blues: A Chicago Song of Survival" at 2 p.m. at the Blackstone branch library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.; free. Pop-up Saturdays will feature mentors Jen and Niq discussing how the...
  • Food calendar

    Food calendar
    Best bet: Secrets of a famous chef Grant Achatz, chef/co-owner of Alinea, and co-owner Nick Kokonas, in conversation with Eric Ferguson, discuss and sign their new book, "Life, On the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death and Redefining...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest: highlights from Rick Kogan

    Printers Row Lit Fest: highlights from Rick Kogan
    It's easy to interview living authors, and I have three such people lined up at Saturday's Lit Fest: Jonathan Eig, author most recently of "Get Capone"; Barbara Ehrenreich, author of more than 20 books, including the best-seller "Nickel and Dimed"; and...
  • Different Views Barrington Book Club

    Different Views Barrington Book Club
    Our club has been meeting for about 10 years. We started out with six neighbors and have expanded to 11 current members. Our membership includes a lawyer, nurse, teacher, administrative assistant, freelance writer and small-business owner. Our...
  • Joyce Carol Oates at Tribune's Author Talks

    Joyce Carol Oates at Tribune's Author Talks
    The universally acclaimed Joyce Carol Oates returns to Chicago on the heels of "A Widow's Story" (Harper Collins, publication date: Feb. 15). The author's poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of forty-six...
  • Chicagoland literary events: June 25 - July 1

    Saturday Arthur Plotnik will sign and discuss his book "Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives" at 12:15 p.m. in the Chicago Authors Room at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.; free. The...
  • Larson's kind of town

    Larson's kind of town
    Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...