Upcoming Events

This page is intended to present upcoming Bill events/talks/etc. We could also make an archive page, maybe even split events into a dropdown that links to 'upcoming' and 'past' events, in the same way the 'BOOKS' top-menu item breaks down into individual pages for each book.

Right now "Events" is in the button/lozenge shape at the end of the navigation to give it some distinction or visual differentiation, but Bill could decide that he'd rather have "books" in there, for instance.

Also for Bill's consideration: This title and intro are left-aligned, rather than centered. I think we should go with whatever Bill prefers, alignment-wise, across the whole site, so I'm showing some left-aligned and some centered title/intro content for him to get a feel for the choices.

 

Prohibition Cocktails Class

Thursday, December 16, 2017
6:45-8:15 pm
Koval Distillery
5121 North Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

Guest speaker on the history of Prohibition in Chicago.  Register here:  http://www.koval-distillery.com/newsite/classes-tours/cocktail-classes

 

The City Beautiful v. the City Logical:
Burnham, Brennan and Chicago's Grid

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (first session of seven weekly sessions)
6-7:30 pm
Newberry Library
60 West Walton St, Chicago

In this seminar, we will explore (in texts and on site) the difference between plans and realities and how history is written into, and out of, Chicago’s very streets. After one meeting at the Newberry, we will convene at different spots across Chicago to explore Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago for the “City Beautiful,” and Edward Brennan’s more modest, but perhaps more important, plan for the “City Logical.” Our fundamental questions will be: where are you, how do you know, and what does it mean? Register here: https://www.newberry.org/WS18ChicagoGrid

 

A Celebration of the Rust Belt Chicago Anthology

Thu, December 7, 2017
6:30-9:30 PM
Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago

Some contributors to this new anthology will read short excerpts of their poetry, fiction, and essays followed by an open mic of readings about Chicago or by favorite Chicago authors.  In addition to Bill, speakers include Toni Nealie, Aleksandar Hemon, Eileen Favorite, Ola Faleti, and Dina Elenbogen.

The event is free, but registration is required to reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-of-the-rust-belt-chicago-anthology-registration-39835942376#

 
 

Prohibition Cocktails Class

Thursday, December 16, 2017
6:45-8:15 pm
Koval Distillery
5121 North Ravenswood Ave, Chicago

Guest speaker on the history of Prohibition in Chicago.  Register here: http://www.koval-distillery.com/newsite/classes-tours/cocktail-classes

 

The City Beautiful v. the City Logical:
Burnham, Brennan and Chicago's Grid

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (first session of seven weekly sessions)
6-7:30 pm
Newberry Library
60 West Walton St, Chicago

In this seminar, we will explore (in texts and on site) the difference between plans and realities and how history is written into, and out of, Chicago’s very streets. After one meeting at the Newberry, we will convene at different spots across Chicago to explore Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago for the “City Beautiful,” and Edward Brennan’s more modest, but perhaps more important, plan for the “City Logical.” Our fundamental questions will be: where are you, how do you know, and what does it mean? Register here: https://www.newberry.org/WS18ChicagoGrid

 

A Celebration of the Rust Belt Chicago Anthology

Thu, December 7, 2017
6:30-9:30 PM
Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago

Some contributors to this new anthology will read short excerpts of their poetry, fiction, and essays followed by an open mic of readings about Chicago or by favorite Chicago authors.  In addition to Bill, speakers include Toni Nealie, Aleksandar Hemon, Eileen Favorite, Ola Faleti, and Dina Elenbogen.

The event is free, but registration is required to reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-of-the-rust-belt-chicago-anthology-registration-39835942376#