My Ántonia: One Book, One Chicago Fall 2002

The Chicago Public Library’s One Book program for My Ántonia offered book discussions and a variety of other activities including an exhibit of photographs by Lucia Woods. These images featured prairie scenes of Nebraska as described by Ms. Cather in My Ántonia.

In addition, DePaul University launched its partnership with the One Book, One Chicago program by offering a 10-week, graduate-level class, Chicago’s One Book: Issues and Perspectives, which has been offered for each subsequent One Book selection. Programs also included a discussion at the Museum of Contemporary Art, film screenings of the film version and the CSPAN’s American Writers episode on Willa Cather, and a reading from the book with Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble members Joan Allen and Martha Lavey.

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The Fall 2002 One Book, One Chicago was presented by the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Public Library Foundation and Marshall Fields. Additional partners included CLTV, Chicago Tribune, Exito! and the CTA.

Content last updated: October 31, 2002

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