March 2018 Dinner Meeting

  • 03/21/2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Speaker and speaker's guest; event administrator, A/V technician
  • No meal collection, attendee will pay the ULC directly
  • Program only, does not include the dinner.

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Liesl Olson

“The Chicago Renaissance”

Wednesday, March 21, Union League Club

Author Liesl Olson will share how Chicago’s literary life in the first half of the 20th century was essential to the modernist movement. Her new book Chicago Renaissance goes beyond the famous individuals to describe an arts environment whose development after the Columbian Exposition made the city a crossroads of culture. Liesl identifies lesser-known figures (many of them were women), the“midwives of modernism” who managed galleries, bookstores and magazines.

Liesl is Director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry.  A graduate of Stanford and Columbia, she has taught at the University of Chicago and has research interests in modernism, 20th century literature, and the visual arts.  Her ground-breaking book, Chicago Renaissance, will be available for sale and signing.

March dinner: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. The evening will follow this order: Social gathering, 5-6 pm, Program, 6 pm. Dinner immediately to follow. Program is free and open to the public. Dinner, $63. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for either the Program only or the Program/Dinner combination by NO LATER THAN NOON, MONDAY, March 19. Cancellations or no shows made after that time will require payment. To reserve call 312-255- 3710 or e-mail

Payment for reservations made by phone or e-mail will be collected at the event, cash or check only. Caxton Club members may register in advance and pay at this Web address (  No on-line cancellations. 


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

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710