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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Led by Esther Hershenhorn. Seven sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700.
This workshop will focus on how to create and write a children’s picture book that connects with today’s young readers as well as our ever-changing marketplace. Participants will be able to share and discuss their own manuscripts in order to highlight the variety of picture books, as well as the different structures, crafts, writing processes, and publishing opportunities…
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Led by Colleen Delegan-Sichrovsky. Three sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Online registration is closed. Please call 312-255-3700.
Some call it “navel-gazing.” Publishers call it “best selling.” However much we adore fiction, a good memoir often has more emotional (and commercial) power, in part because it fuses truth with a highly personal story. In this course, we will explore what makes a memoir powerful by studying excerpts of memoirs by…