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The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Explore the ancient world with a 45-minute gallery talk in the Oriental Institute Museum. Travel to a time and place beyond the University to learn about archaeological discoveries, unlock the secrets of civilization, and gain a greater appreciation of our ancestors. We will focus on what this “book” was, what it wasn’t, how it was used in funerary...

Free

Thursday Feb 1st, 12:15pm

Two Books on Poetry and Geopolitics: Harris and Rachel

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Two Books on Poetry and Geopolitics: Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin This is a one time FREE course. Harris Feinsod and Rachel Galvin discuss their new books on how poetry intertwined with the geopolitics of the modernist era, moderated by the Newberry’s director of Chicago Studies, Liesl Olson. The Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors...

Free

Wednesday Feb 7th, 6pm

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Meet the Author: John N. Low, Imprints

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Meet the Author: John N. Low, Imprints: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the City of Chicago This is a one time FREE course. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has been a part of Chicago since its founding. In very public expressions of indigeneity, they have refused to hide in plain sight or assimilate. Instead, throughout the...

Free

Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Meet the Author: Tom Shachtman, How the French Saved America Americans today have a love/hate relationship with France, but in this illuminating new history, Tom Shachtman shows that without France, there might not be a United States of America. How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats,...

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Chasing Wilder in Chicago

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary and new edition of Wilder’s National Book Award-winning novel with a reception, actors, commentators, and cake! Participants: Tappan Wilder, Thornton Wilder’s nephew and literary executor, is Honorary Chairman of the Thornton Wilder Society. Jeremy McCarter, author of Young...

Free

Wing Foundation Lecture Series on History of the Book

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Wing Foundation Lecture Series on the History of the Book The year 2017 marks the centenary of the death of John M. Wing, the remarkable and eccentric collector whose bequest founded the Newberry’s John M. Wing Collection on the History of Printing. Over the last one hundred years the collection’s curators have amassed an extraordinary group...

Free

Wasted Pages Bump in the Night Reading

at Chicago Publishers Resource Center - East Ukrainian Village
858 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

To culminate the first ever Halloween-themed Wasted Pages Writers Workshop, we’re hosting a Halloween-themed reading of the work. Masks sense right?  Readers will include writers of all genres and skill levels that completed the Bump in the Night workshop. Look for scary poems, spooky stories and haunted tales. Hosted by the CHIPRC Lit Coordinator...

$5
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Meet the Author: Patricia Balton Stratton

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course Meet the Author: Patricia Balton Stratton, The Chicago Picasso: A Point of Departure An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought – Pablo Picasso It has been a full half-century since the famous Chicago Picasso, the soaring steel sculpture designed...

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Meet the Author: Lia Markey, Imagining the Americas

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Meet the Author: Lia Markey, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists but also early conservators of...

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A Cricket on the Hearth

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home was written by Charles Dickens in 1845. It is the third of Dickens’ five short Christmas books (the best-known of which is A Christmas Carol). Featuring a cast of eight professional actors, Jeff Christian’s adaptation brings this heart-warming and touching tale of love, loss, empathy, and...

Free

The 33rd Annual Newberry Book Fair

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Don’t miss our annual Newberry Book Fair, one of the largest used book sales in the country. Browse through more than 120,000 used books, movies, records and more in 70 categories, many of which are priced at $3 or less. Admission is FREE! Everything for sale at the Book Fair is generously donated, and all proceeds help further the Newberry’s...

Free

4 sessions

Conversations at the Newberry

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Hold the Mirror up to Nature: The Past, Present, and Future of Shakespeare Performance.  Shakespeare’s plays are filled with fourth-wall-breaking moments in which characters share their methods for successfully performing emotions, political alliances, and gender roles.  His work challenges directors and actors to reflect on the very...

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Infinity Family Fest: Story Time

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park
1280 Old Skokie Rd, Illinois City, Illinois 60035

I Breathe My Own Breath! Connect to breath to breathe it and exchange during the story.

Free

COURSE: Ancient Egyptian Thought and Literature

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

The literature of ancient Egypt provides a unique method for understanding the thoughts and cultural mores of its people. This course introduces the broad written culture of ancient Egypt through the reading of primary texts, and explanatory secondary literature. We will focus on narrative literature, beginning in the Old Kingdom and continuing on...

$350

6 sessions

The Thirteenth Annual University of Chicago Oriental

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Writing is typically viewed from the perspective of speech — as a mode of communication that strives to accurately and unambiguously capture the spoken word in visible form.  From this standpoint, however, writing can only be but a pale reflection of speech as it fails to express much of the information of the speech act — intonation, gesture,...

Free

2 sessions

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