February 2016 Luncheon Meeting

  • 02/12/2016
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago


  • Event Administrator
  • Registrant will pay ULC directly for meal

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Speaker: Audrey Niffenegger

“Collecting Ghosts: Audrey Niffenegger in Conversation with Paul Gehl"

It might not be just the cold that could have you shivering this February. Fortunately, the room will be well lit as Paul Gehl interviews fellow Caxtonian Audrey Niffenegger about her newest book, Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories, which includes classics by Poe and Munro, contemporary pieces from authors like Neil Gaiman, a new story of her own, and a spooky jacket she designed.

They’ll discuss the process of creating the anthology — how she got the idea for the book, found and selected the stories, and what the ghost story means today. During this animated and illus-trated conversation Paul will also invite her to tell us about the ghostly presences in her earlier visual works and fiction –all those skeletal hands, winged or spectral figures, and the mirror-image twins in her 2009 novel Her Fearful Symmetry.

Audrey Niffenegger is an acclaimed artist, teacher, and author whose works include The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Night Bookmobile. At the Newberry Library Paul Gehl is responsible for one of North America’s largest collections on printing history, calligraphy, and design.

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (elsewhere) 12:30-1:30. For reservations call 312-255-3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org. Reserved nonattendees will be billed.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710