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Sunday, November 19

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Selfhood & Neighborhood in Chicago Literature

Dr. Bill Savage of Northwestern University is giving a lecture titled, "Viaducts and Railroad Tracks: Selfhood and Neighborhood in Chicago Literature from Dreiser to Dybek." Part of the East-West Perspectives lecture series, Savage (yes...Dan's brother) will give the talk in the Fourth Floor Auditorium at East-West University, 816 S. Michigan Ave. The reception starts at 6:30pm and the free lecture begins at 7pm. Call 312-939-0111 for more information.

Nate Berkus @ Borders

I'll admit it -- the first thing that comes to my mind when speaking of Nate Berkus is rrrrowr! But the second thing is that I'm always impressed by Nate's accomplishments and I would love to have him decorate my home. Regular contributor to the Oprah Show and O, The Oprah Magazine, the interior designer and decorator discusses his book Home Rules at Borders Michigan Ave. tonight. The free in-store event starts at 7pm. Call 312-573-0564 for more information.

The Most Powerful Voice in America

The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform is holding a media conference to discuss the ways broadcasters cover local candidates and elections. Entitled "The Most Powerful Voice in America: How Candidates & Votes Speak to Each Other Through the Media," the conference is open to the public with a $20 registration fee. Speakers include Newton Minow, Carol Marin, Gloria Tristani and more, with an adress by Senator Dick Durbin. The panel discussion starts at 8:30am at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. Call 312-335-1767 for more information.

The2ndHand @ MCA

Part of the Literary Gangs of Chicago, The2ndHand stops at the Museum of Contemporary Art for a special reading. Featured writers include Anne Elizabeth Moore, Mickey Hess and The2ndHand's editor and publisher Todd Dills. 6:30pm at 220 E. Chicago Ave. Call 312-280-2660 for more information.

 

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