Cocktails & Conversations with Alex Kotlowitz & Ben Austen

  • 04/10/2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Union League Club of Chicago: George N. Leighton Library, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

We are pleased to welcome Alex Kotlowitz, bestselling author of “There Are No Children Here” to talk about his new book “An American Summer,” a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago’s most turbulent neighborhoods. Joining him in conversation will be Ben Austen, author of “High Risers,” a classic work of literary non-fiction telling the timely and epic story of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green, America’s most iconic public housing project.

The reception with book sales and signing starts at 5:30 pm followed by the program at 6:00 pm. We will continue selling books and the authors will be available for signing after the program at 7:00 pm. The price is $20 per person for non-members. Reservations and/or tickets are required. Please note that for Library Events, Union League Club of Chicago adheres to a "business casual"dress code which allows dress denim but no t-shirts or athetic wear. Please share the dress code with your guests. Call Club Services if you have any questions. 800-443-0578.

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

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710