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April 2020

[POSTPONED] The Lakeland University Community Book Read: Discussion & Signing

April 23

The Lakeland University Community Book Read is an opportunity for the greater community to come together with Lakeland students, faculty and staff and discuss good books and powerful stories.
For our sixth event, we are reading "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai. She will join us at Lakeland the evening of April 23 for a free book discussion and signing.

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[POSTPONED] Literature for All of Us Benefit: Spring Brunch at the Bryn Mawr Country Club

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Bryn Mawr Country Club, 6600 North Crawford Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712 United States
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On April 26th, Literature for All of Us will host its annual fundraising event, Spring Bunch, at the Byrn Mawr Country Club. This year, we are deeply honored to welcome Rebecca Makkai, author and 2019 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist for The Great Believers, as keynote speaker. 

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May 2020

[CANCELLED] Writing On The Door Fiction Conference: Interiority Complex with Rebecca Makkai

May 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Writing On The Door Fiction Conference Sister Bay, WI United States + Google Map

The great advantage of prose (over theater, film, and life) is that we’re privy to characters’ interior states. But how can a writer get thoughts and emotions across, other than by stating them flat-out or by updating us constantly on breathing and heart rate? We’ll explore ways to use tangent, gesture, backstory, action, association, and more to give characters a rich internal life without resorting to the old cardiopulmonary check-in.

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June 2020

Women & Children First Presents: Carter Sickels in Conversation With Rebecca Makkai

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL

Please join us for a virtual event with Carter Sickels for a conversation with Rebecca Makkai about Sickels' new novel, The Prettiest Star. This event will be streamed on Women & Children First's Crowdcast Channel! Small-town Appalachia doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's where Brian is from, where his family is, and where he's chosen to return to die. Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson's death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and…

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July 2020

A Mighty Blaze Presents: AUTHORS <3 BOOKSTORES

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join me on A Mighty Blaze's Facebook page on Wednesday, July 1 at 4 PM ET/3 PM CT to hear Rebecca explain what she admires about Madison Street Books, a new indie bookstore in Chicago. We'll talk bookstores, books, best pandemic reads, and more. Hosted by Kimberly Hensle Lowrance; produced by Joe Moldover. See you there!

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“Becoming Duchess Goldblatt” Virtual Book Tour with Rebecca Makkai, Alexander Chee, and Connie Shultz, Presented by Still North Books

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Still North Books

About the Event Join us and beloved anonymous Twitter sensation Duchess Goldblatt on her virtual book tour. The evening will celebrate the book release of Becoming Duchess Goldblatt and will include select readings and commentary from authors Alexander Chee, Rebecca Makkai, and Connie Schultz. There will be an audience Q&A session followed by Duchess trivia with the opportunity to win prizes such as copies of our panelists' books and a map of Crooked Path created by Duchess. Register for the Crowdcast Event Here…

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East End Books Ptown Virtual Book Event

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East End Books Ptown

East End Books Ptown is very happy to welcome Award Winning Author Rebecca Makkai “The Great Believers” for a Virtual Book Event. Join us and immerse yourself in the lives of the unforgettable characters in this brilliant book. The Great Believers, listed by the New York Times as one of the Best 10 Books of 2018, is about friendship and redemption in 1980s Chicago, at the height of the AIDS epidemic. We are huge fans of this book and have…

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August 2020

Write On Door County Presents: The Craft of Writing with Rebecca Makkai & Peter Gaye

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - August 20 @ 8:00 pm
$150

The Craft of Writing Series is a three-week program that takes place virtually the first through third Thursdays of each month. Each month focuses on a different genre or form of writing. Thursday, August 6: Author Conversation Join acclaimed novelists Peter Geye and Rebecca Makkai for a conversation on the craft of writing the novel. Thursday, August 13: Interiority Complex with Rebecca Makkai The great advantage of prose (over theater, film, and life) is that we’re privy to characters’ interior…

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Warsaw Big Book Festival

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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September 2020

Ragdale Ring 2020 Performance: Michael Zapata and The Herbsaint Band

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ragdale Foundation, 1230 North Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States
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Free – $20

Join Ragdale Ring for a special evening of New Orleans flavor, featuring author Michael Zapata in conversation with Rebecca Makkai, and The Herbsaint Band. This event is outdoors, with limited seating capacity to comply with Illinois COVID safety guidelines About this Event Seating for this outdoor event is limited to comply with Illinois COVID safety guidelines. We recommend that you bring: Blankets and chairs Bug spray Masks Ragdale will provide: Pre-packaged, unopened food and beverages (see ticket add-ons) Parking in…

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