January 2014 Luncheon Meeting

  • 01/10/2014
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago


Registration is closed

Speaker: Frank Schier

“A River Rat Speaks: how one man's led to the discovery of the Rock Rover's amazing literary heritage”

Caxtonian Frank Schier, editor and publisher of Rock River Times, is a certified river rat, having traversed the river's 350 miles (from Horizon Marsh west of Milwaukee through Wisconsin and Illinois to the Mississippi). Frank will center on the meaningful traces he found of Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Margaret Atwood, Hamlin Garland, Lorado Taft, Sherwood Anderson, etc. Frank will tell of his unique relationship with his mentor, deceased Caxtonian Peter Stanlis, and the dispersal of his library.  Finally, he will speak of the campaign for the Rock River Trail: a waterway, a road and a hiking and biking trail. Brochures available. Frank will bring along favorite books from his significant collection.

Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (in the main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30


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

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710