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Meet the Author

The Newberry’s Meet the Author lecture series brings writers to the library for presentations on their recently published work. This work covers a range of topics and genres; the series introduces guests to a variety of professional wordsmiths working within the traditions of memoir, historical fiction, biography, historiography, and more.

Past Meet the Author Programs

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Meet the Author
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
The adoption of firearms by American Indians between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries marked a turning point in the history of North America’s indigenous peoples—a cultural earthquake so profound that its impact has yet to be adequately measured.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Meet the Author
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
One hundred years ago, Bohemian author and editor of the radical Masses magazine, Floyd Dell, began a passionate affair with a newcomer to Greenwich Village—the yet to be discovered “girl poet,” Edna St. Vincent Millay. In the years that followed, both Dell and Millay became symbols of early twentieth century feminism, rebellion, and literary freedom.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Meet the Author
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; no registration required.
Sharp, resourceful, and with a style all her own, Althea McDowell Altemus embodied the spirit of the independent working woman of the Jazz Age.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Meet the Author
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; registration in advance required
This remarkable cultural history celebrates the great Midwestern city of Chicago for its centrality to the modernist movement.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Meet the Author
A Meet the Author Program
Free and open to the public; please register in advance
Heralded as America’s most quintessentially modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And, yet, few historians have attempted big-picture narratives of the city’s transformation over the twentieth century.