I’ll be attending the Stories and Spirits cocktail hour and Author’s Dinner on Tues. Sept. 28 at Navy Pier. The Illinois Library Association has their annual conference and I’ll be there for that Author’s Dinner. On Wed. night they have a tour of Streeterville with information about the history of that unique part of town. When I heard that I offered to make my latest Emily Cabot story available. It’s here on the blog, so download and read it if you want. Let me know what you think.
Women’s Eye View of Chicago at Turn-of-the-Century
This is a panel that Emily Victorson of Allium Press will chair. Joan Naper, whose novel Beautiful Dreamer is published Sept. 1 and I will talk about the women who were models for the fictional and sometimes real women in our books. We’ll also talk about places in Chicago that were important to the type of women we describe. It was a fascinating time for women who wanted to do something more than fit in pre-defined roles. Chicago was a thriving, growing place where women found new opportunities, as did men. It seems to us that often the only thing people think about when they think of Chicago is Al Capone and other gangsters. There was a lot more going on in Chicago and some of it has been forgotten. We’ll remind you of some things you might not know.
The presentation will be given for the first time at the Borders in Mount Prospect Oct. 16 at 2 PM. After that, Emily at Allium Press will offer to do it in other places. Contact Emily if you’re interested.
Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore’s
7419 W. Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
20th Anniversary Authors’ Panels
For September, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 11AM
Donald Evans Frances D. McNamara Richard Lindberg
Good Money After Bad Death at Hull House Gambler King of Clark St.
Jerry Peterson Donald Terras
Early’s Fall Lighthouse of the Chicago Harbor
When I heard the Illinois Library Association would have a tour of Streeterville on Wednesday evening, I had to share the story I just wrote. The conference is on Navy Pier Sept. 28-30. I’ll be at the Author’s Dinner Tuesday night. The program is at:
Enjoy the story! Frances