Author Cynthia Pelayo: Children of Chicago

Horror Writers Association Chicagoland Chapter and Chicago Public Library presented a conversation with Chicago author Cynthia Pelayo. She discusses her new book, Children Of Chicago, a modern-day horror retelling of the Pied Piper fairy tale, in an interview with CPL librarian Ashley Rayner.  Cynthia “Cina” Pelayo is the author of Loteria, Santa Muerte, The Missing and Poems of My Night, all of…
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Chicagoski: Writers on Polish Chicago

What does it mean to be Polish-American? In honor of Polish Constitution Day, Chicago Public Library hosted a virtual program with some of the most notable creatives of the written word connected to Chicago. Now living across the United States, ForgottenChicago.com editor Daniel Pogorzelski interviewed authors Stuart Dybek, Thomas Dyja, John Guzlowski, and Dominic Pacyga…
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Poetry East 40th Anniversary Celebration with Richard Jones and Miles Harvey

CPL hosted a special celebration of Poetry East's 40th Anniversary, with editor Richard Jones and author Miles Harvey.  Founded in 1980, the internationally acclaimed literary magazine Poetry East celebrated National Poetry Month in April 2021 with two milestones--its 40th anniversary and its 100th issue. In the notoriously fleeting world of poetry publications, where life-expectancy is typically…
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Author David Masciotra: I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters

Author David Masciotra appeared to discuss his new book on the life and legacy of a Chicago icon, Reverend Jesse Jackson, I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters. Masciotra spent six years interviewing Rev. Jackson, travelling with him, and observing his work up close before writing the book. Masciotra has had personal access to Jackson for several…
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Snacks in the Stacks: Capirotada (Mexican Bread Pudding)

Join library staff member and amateur cook Ms. Betty in her home kitchen as she explores culture through food. Each dish is made from cookbooks that you can find in the Chicago Public Library collection. In this episode, Ms. Betty will make Capirotada, a Mexican bread pudding. Ms. Betty will compare recipes from three wonderful cookbooks…
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Author Jonathan Foiles: This City is Killing Me: Community Trauma and Toxic Stress in Urban America

Chicago author and psychotherapist Jonathan Foiles, author of This City Is Killing Mehis City is Killing Me: Community Trauma and Toxic Stress in Urban America, talked about his book and shared a call to action to help heal our communities. This event was presented in honor of the United Nations' International Day of Persons with…
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Golem Girl: Riva Lehrer in Conversation with Lawrence Weschler

Hear a very special interview with Riva Lehrer, a Chicago artist and author of Golem Girl. Golem Girl lyrically details Lehrer's life with spina bifida while asking, "what do we sacrifice in the pursuit of normalcy and what becomes possible when embrace monstrosity". Lehrer was interviewed by Lawrence Weschler, Artistic Director Emeritus of the Chicago Humanities…
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