Event—Adult Education

Walking Chicago's Literary Gold Coast

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Delve into the literary history of the Newberry’s neighborhood.

Lake Shore Drive and Chicago's Gold Coast, 1929. Call number: Midwest MS Barrett-Sandburg, Series 3: Miscellaneous, Bx. 3, Fl. 38

Class Description

Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood contains a great number of important literary associations, including the Newberry Library and authors connected to it. The neighborhood’s rich history is intertwined with the notable writers and thinkers who’ve made the Gold Coast home over the past century and a half.

This class will combine site visits (all within walking distance) with reading that explores the neighborhood—its evolution, its lasting value, and the work that has been produced in and about it.

Donald G. Evans authored a novel and short story collection, and edited two anthologies. He founded the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, and serves on many committees, including as selector for the Harold Washington Literary Award and Chicago Poet Laureate.

Materials List

Materials List

  • Instructor-Distributed Materials

Cost and Registration

This class is full, but you can still register for the waitlist on Learning Stream.

Five sessions, $215 ($193.50 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.

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