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Paperback Book Tour: Women & Children First at the Swedish American Museum

Women & Children First and StoryStudioChicago are thrilled to present Rebecca Makkai in conversation with Greta Johnsen to celebrate the paperback release of I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU! 

on February 20 2024· Tagged: , , , , , ,

The Interview Show with Mark Bazer at Fitzgerald’s

The Interview Show + Nora O’Connor 
Plus: Pulitzer Prize Finalist Author Rebecca Makkai and @Super70Sports Guy Ricky
Cobb

Wednesday, April 12th
7:30 p.m. (doors 7 p.m.)

$15 General Admission Seating, Reserved Tables Available for $20/seat

“The Interview Show” is a long-running live talk show and former WTTW program hosted by Mark Bazer.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
7:30 p.m. (doors 7 p.m.)

“The Interview Show” is a long-running live talk show and former PBS program
hosted by Mark Bazer.

Nora O’Connor is a singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist with a great new solo
album called “My Heart.”

They’re excited to finally be making this show together happen!
Here’s how it’s going to work. Mark is going to interview Nora. Then she’s going to
perform a full set of music.

But first … Mark is also going to interview:

— Rebecca Makkai, the author of “The Great Believers” (a Pulitzer Prize and
National Book Award Finalist) and the brand-new novel, “I Have Some Questions for
You.”

— Ricky Cobb, the creator of the hilarious Twitter feed @Super70sSports and the
new Jimmy Kimmel-produced game show “Super Maximum Retro Show.”
Enjoy dinner in the club from BABYGOLD BARBECUE
***PARKING***

There is rather limited street parking in the area, we recommend arriving by rideshare, bicycle, or rickshaw.

***AGE RESTRICTION***
FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB is 21+, However minors will be admitted with guardian

on April 12 2023· Tagged: , , , , ,

Authors on Tap: Lily King and Rebecca Makkai

Looking for the perfect gift idea for that avid and discerning reader on your holiday shopping list? Well call off the dogs, because we have you covered. Exile in Bookville has the honor of hosting Lily King on Monday, December 6th at 7:00pm central to help celebrate her debut short story collection, Five Tuesdays in Winter.  This very special event will be held IN PERSON and virtually simulcast just a few floors above Exile in beautiful Curtiss Hall, located on the 10th floor of the historic Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago. Come for the breathtaking view, stay for the event!  And if that wasn’t enough, Lily will be in conversation with literary superstar and Exile VIP Rebecca Makkai!

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on December 6 2021· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

OnWord 2021 | Annual Event to Support The American Writers Museum

The American Writers Museum Presents: OnWord 2021 Annual Benefit

The American Writers Museum celebrates the breadth of American writing through interactive exhibits, programming, and educational activities that honor the past, promote the present, and inspire the future. Proceeds from OnWord2021 help support the American Writers Museum’s operations, including its youth education program that inspires the next generation of writers through specially-designed on-site and online field trips, games, writing exercises, and live programs with authors.
The program serves students in Chicago and nationwide – primarily from low-income communities – giving them the opportunity to learn about American writers and the writing process in exciting new ways.

Host and Master of Ceremonies
Rebecca Makkai

Event Co-Chairs
John W. Estey and Jane Irwin

Cultural and Civic Leader Honoree
AWM Founder Malcolm O’Hagan

Presenter of the Inspiration Award
Jenny Xie

Special appearances by writers Scott Turow, Alice McDermott, Billy Collins, Dana Gioia, Tayari Jones, Peter Sagal, and more.

Sponsorships are available

September 2, 2021

Online Live Celebration

An online event for supporters and members of the museum who cannot join us in person. This event will include highlights of the in-person event and special programming just for those who register to attend.

More information to come!

on August 31 2021· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

New Stories from the Midwest

new-stories-midwest-sketch-1My story “Peter Torrelli, Falling Apart,” originally published in Tin House in 2011, is included in the New Stories from the Midwest anthology, available now from Indiana University Press.

Posted in News on March 15 2013· Tagged: , , , , , ,

Essay for Chicago Artists Resource

I was asked to contribute an “Artist Story” to Chicago Artists Resource. “Reclaiming Chicago” is about my early years of what I call Brooklyn Envy, and my all-too-slow embracing of what this amazing city has to offer writers.

Posted in Essays on September 6 2012· Tagged: ,

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