The Conversation — a new activist-minded literary series at Women & Children First Bookstore — continues TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 23 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The topic is “Can there be a unifying vision of Chicago?” Aleksandar Hemon will moderate a discussion on the issue with Ricardo Gamboa, Nate Marshall, and Martha Bayne.
According to the organizers: “The panelists will be talk about the ways one defines and practices a common Chicago culture. With the audience, we’ll examine how writers address and/or fight segregation in the city, and ask, what are our shared values? How can we work toward them? Afterward we’ll continue the conversation informally at Las Manos Gallery, right around the corner.”
The Conversation is a free, no-ticket event, open to all, but donations will be collected at the afterparty to fund a local nonprofit. Click here for more event details.
The series is curated by Kim Brooks, Rebecca Makkai, Zoe Zolbrod, Jana-Maria Hartmann, and Aleksandar Hemon, with Sarah Hollenbeck of Women & Children First.
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Adam Morgan is the founding editor of the Chicago Review of Books and the Southern Review of Books. His essays and criticism have appeared in The Paris Review, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, and elsewhere.