6 - 7:30 pm
Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by September 1): $190
Regular Price (after September 1): $209
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 if you would like to be on the wait list.
After Richard J. Daley’s death in 1977, Mike Royko wrote, “If a man ever reflected a city, it was Richard J. Daley of Chicago.” The same could be said for columnist Royko. In this seminar, we will explore the parallel and contrasting life stories of both men: the politician who shaped the city we live in more than any other individual, and the writer who chronicled that city’s transformation. Six sessions.
Bill Savage teaches Chicago literature, history, and culture at Northwestern University; he has led Newberry seminars since 1992.
- Mike Royko, Boss. Plume, 1988. ISBN-13: 978-0452261679
- Mike Royko, One More Time. University of Chicago Press, 2000. ISBN-13: 978-0226730721
- There is no reading assignment for the first class.