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The Return of DePaul University Day at the Art Institute!

After a long, unavoidable hiatus, DePaul University Day at the Art Institute of Chicago is back! Join DePaul students, faculty, staff and retirees on Friday, September 30, 2022, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.! Enjoy gallery talks by faculty and museum staff and music by DePaul alum, Hunter Diamond, at one of the world’s best museums and let DePaul foot the bill ~ admission is free!

Check out the schedule of gallery talks

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Don’t Miss This:

Do you have an interest in graphic novels or discussing complicated issues in writing? Join Prof. Royster Prof. Shanahan for a free-form discussion about graphic novels, present and future, in the context of “Freedom to Read,” the One Book One Chicago theme for this year, and “Banned Books Week.” The discussion will take place from 10:10-11:10 Thursday, Sept. 22 in ALH 305. For more information on Banned Books Week, please visit the following links. If you’re interested in joining, please submit an interest in this google form, in order for us to get a headcount for the room.  https://forms.gle/PM6x7zSiquMRHrs79

Banned Books Week September 18-24, 2022

and https://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/freedomreadstatement

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An Inconvenient Hour:

In addition to the excitement of the Printer’s Row Literary Festival this weekend in Chicago, faculty members Tara Betts (poet) and Michele Morano (creative nonfiction/memoir) will be part of “An Inconvenient Hour” reading series 5:30-6:30pm Saturday, 9/10 at Metropolis Coffee Shop, 1039 W. Granville Ave. Poets Tony Trigilio and Mary Ardery will also read. More information here.

Save the Date for March 24: The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will present the Fuller Award for lifetime achievement to Ana Castillo

Acclaimed author Ana Castillo will be awarded the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s Fuller Award for her lifetime achievement as an author, activist, educator, and scholar. She joins an illustrious list of 11 other Chicago writers to receive the award. Poet Mark Turcottewill emcee the ceremony; author Sandra Jackson-Okopu and scholar Jane Hseu will be among the speakers; actor/director Henry Godinez will perform a reading; and author/publisher Christine Rice will lead a conversation with Ana. In addition to the American Writers Museum, several partners will present the award alongside the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, including the Guild Literary Complex, DePaul University, Dominican University, Hypertext Magazine, and Hilton/Asmus Contemporary.

This is an in-person event. Proof of vaccination along with a valid ID are required to enter. Masks that cover your nose and mouth are also required throughout the American Writers Museum regardless of vaccination status. This program will also be livestreamed, register for the live online broadcast here.