Author events: Chef Allen talks 'Spice Diet' at The Book Stall

 
 
Posted2/10/2018 7:30 AM
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  • Chef Judson Todd Allen discusses his new cookbook Thursday, Feb. 15, at The Book Stall in Winnetka.

    Chef Judson Todd Allen discusses his new cookbook Thursday, Feb. 15, at The Book Stall in Winnetka. Courtesy of Komifoto

  • Jonathan Eig discusses "Ali: A Life" Saturday, Feb. 17, at The Book Stall in Winnetka.

    Jonathan Eig discusses "Ali: A Life" Saturday, Feb. 17, at The Book Stall in Winnetka. Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

• Children's book authors Carolyn Crimi, Rachel Ruiz and Tammi Sauer will participate in "Do You Want to Create a Picture Book?" in which the writers discuss their latest projects and how they came to fruition. The event, which is at noon Sunday, Feb. 11, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, is co-sponsored by the North Suburban chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. It's free and open to the public. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/.

• Chicago native Laura Vorreyer, author of the new book" "The Pet Sitter's Tale," and longtime professional pet sitter to the stars, will sign books from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Bookends and Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave., Alley #1, Evanston. (224) 999-7722 or bookendsandbeginnings.com/.

• Meet author Tammi Sauer when she presents her new picture book, "Wordy Birdy," at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. She will sign books during the free event. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

• Professor Dana Suskind, MD, will discuss "Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire. The event is sponsored by The Book Stall. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/.

• The Book Stall hosts a special after-hours event featuring Tavi Gevinson, founder and editor-in-chief of Rookie, the online magazine for teen girls, who will be talking about her new book, "Rookie on Love," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. This is a ticketed event; order tickets at eventbrite.com/. One ticket ($14.95) admits two attendees and includes a copy of the book. Recommended for ages 12 and older. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/.

• Crystal Cestari shares her new book, "The Sweetest Kind of Fate," the latest in her "Windy City Magic" series highlighting teen stories set in Chicago, at a book launch event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Signing books with her is teen writer Stephanie Kate Strohm, who will discuss her new book, "The Prince in Disguise." Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

• The Family Action Network presents pioneering physician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris for a talk about her new book, "The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. This event is free and open to the public. For details, call sponsor The Book Stall at (847) 446-8880 or see thebookstall.com/.

• Chef Judson Todd Allen, who has been on the Food Network and who has worked with Steve Harvey, discusses "The Spice Diet: Use Powerhouse Flavor to Fight Cravings and Win the Weight-Loss Battle" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. Sample recipes from the book, made by Book Stall staffers, and learn more about chef Allen's program. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/event/chef-judson-todd-allen-discusses-spice-diet.

Terry John Malik will discuss "The Bricklayer of Albany Park" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton.
Terry John Malik will discuss "The Bricklayer of Albany Park" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton. -

• Former Wheaton resident Terry John Malik will discuss his debut novel, "The Bricklayer of Albany Park," a psychological thriller about a serial killer in Chicago, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Cantigny Golf, 27W270 Mack Road, Wheaton. Bring a copy of the book to the free event to have it signed. RSVP is requested at (630) 260-8162 or cantigny.org/.

• Best-selling young adult author David Levithan is coming to Anderson's Bookshop to promote the movie tie-in edition of "Every Day" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Levithan will be in conversation with Billy Merrell, author of "Vanilla," at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. The free event is open to the public. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

Jonathan Eig discusses "Ali: A Life" Saturday, Feb. 17, at The Book Stall in Winnetka.
Jonathan Eig discusses "Ali: A Life" Saturday, Feb. 17, at The Book Stall in Winnetka. - Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

• Best-selling author (and Northwestern Medill grad) Jonathan Eig shares insight into Muhammad Ali in his new biography, "Ali: A Life." Eig will discuss his book with the Book Stall's resident nonfiction expert (and former boxer) Jon Grand at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/.

• Author Bryan Mealer shares his new title, "The Kings of Big Spring," at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. The event is free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

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