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  • Chicagoland book club: 43 years after the big snow

    Chicagoland book club: 43 years after the big snow
    Things to know about our book club: Our book club began in Glenview during the big snow in 1967 when two mothers, snowed in with young children, decided to organize a neighborhood book club for much-needed intellectual stimulation. We started with six...
  • Chicagoland book club: South Loop book babes

    Chicagoland book club: South Loop book babes
    One thing to know about your club: We meet at one another's homes once a month in the Printers Row and Dearborn Park areas of the South Loop. We try to match the food we serve to the book we are reading. Every July, we read poetry to one another on the...
  • Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins

    Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins
  • CBS' madcap 'Chaos' pits spy versus spy

    In a pivotal moment of the Friday, April 1, premiere of CBS' "Chaos," CIA agent Rick Martinez eats a live scorpion. Surrounded by a band of machete- and gun-wielding rebels, in the middle of a desert, he's putting them on notice that he's crazy tough....
  • Book calendar events for the week of April 17, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Leo Braudy: The author of "The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon" will discuss and sign his new book. Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 5 p.m. Free. (323) 660-1175....
  • National Poetry Series: five new winners

     
    The National Poetry Series has announced the five winners of its 2009 manuscript competition; each winner's work will be published in 2010. Erica Meitner, who teaches at Virginia Tech, will see her work "Ideal Cities" published by HarperCollins. Penguin...
  • Mr. Spock as well as Joshua Bell: Carpenter Performing Arts Center offers an eclectic 2010-2011 lineup

     
    The musings of Leonard Nimoy, the music of Pink Floyd, a Broadway cabaret act and Chinese "thunder drums" are among the eclectic offerings of the 2010-2011 season announced by the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. The center will......
  • Weekly books roundup

     
    - Rollins College has more arts powwows than I can keep up with these days, but their Winter Park Institute has an especially lively free symposium in store tomorrow. Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins moderates “The Arts and Social...
  • UCF hosts inaugural book festival — Hiaasen, Collins to appear

     
    Attention, book fans: UCF is hosting its inaugural book festival this week with dozens of events that are free and open to the public on Saturday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony kicks things off at 8:45 a.m. at the main festival site, UCF Arena. Book...
  • Billy Collins, Terry Teachout kick of Winter Park Institute’s season

     
    The Winter Park Institute (WPI) kicks off its third season of seminars, lectures, readings, master classes, performances, open discussions and exhibits (whew!) on Sunday, Sept. 19. As usual, the event is  free and open to the public.  It takes plac...
  • Geraldine R. Dodge poetry festival begins Thursday

     
    When the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival kicks off Thursday night, some in the crowd will remember that it almost didn't happen. The nation's largest all-poetry festival -- lasting four days, with almost 20,000 attendees -- was nearly a victim......