May 2018 Dinner Meeting

  • 05/16/2018
  • 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.

Registration is closed

Kitty Maryatt

“Re-Creating a Masterpiece”

Wednesday, May 16, Union League Club

In 1913, poet Blaise Cendrars and artist Sonia Delaunay created a milestone of the avant-garde.  It unfolded like a Paris map to over six feet long, with the poem in four colors, and changing typefaces repeatedly, meandering down the pages like a twisting, curing train traveling from Moscow to Vladivostok and suddenly back to Paris.  Cendrars and Delaunay planned a limited edition of 150 copies, but managed fewer than 80.  Marryats's talk will explore the creation of this book in order to hypothesize about why there was a shortfall.

The Caxton Club Annual Meeting will be held at 6 pm.  Business will include presentation of the Treasurer's Report and the election of five Council members to serve three-year terms.

May dinner: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. The evening will follow this order: Social gathering, 5-6 pm; Caxton Club Annual Meeting, 6 pm; program immediately after the business meeting, with dinner to follow. Program is free but reservations are required. Dinner, $63. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for either the Program only or the Program/Dinner combination by NO LATER THAN NOON, MONDAY, May 14. 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