Author events: Emily Belden debuts Chicago-set book at Naperville's Anderson's

 
 
Posted3/17/2018 7:30 AM
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  • Local novelist Emily Belden debuts her new Chicago-set title, "Hot Mess," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.

    Local novelist Emily Belden debuts her new Chicago-set title, "Hot Mess," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville.

• New York Times best-selling and 2017 Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator Brendan Wenzel will discuss his new picture book, "Hello, Hello," at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. Registration is required; stop by the library, call (847) 448-8610 or sign up online at epl.evanced.info/signup/. Wenzel also will talk to young readers and sign "Hello, Hello" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. The free event is open to the public. Purchase the book from Anderson's to join the signing line. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

• New York Times best-selling author Kate Moore talks about "Radium Girls," a story of corporate wrongdoing that was just released in paperback, at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. She will sign books at the free event. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's. Moore will discuss and sign books during a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Monday, March 19, at Chicago's Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court. $38 (book not included). RSVP to Anderson's or see eventbrite.com/. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

• The Book Stall hosts a reading and discussion on independent publishing with Dr. Benjamin Goluboff, an English teacher at Lake Forest College, and Joshua Bohnsack, author of "Shift Drink" (due in 2018) and "Burnt Sienna" (2017). Goluboff will read from his book of poems, "Ho Chi Minh: A Speculative Life in Verse and Other Stories," at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com/.

• Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, author of "Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age," will discuss her writing, growing up in a post-9/11 world and her perspective on issues facing Muslims today at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie. Registration is required at skokie.libnet.info/. For details, call sponsor The Book Stall at (847) 446-8880 or see thebookstall.com/.

• Caldecott Award-winning and best-selling author Peter Brown returns to Anderson's Bookshop with "The Wild Robot Escapes," his sequel to 2016's "The Wild Robot." He'll sign books at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Free. To join the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

• Co-authors Ellen Stokken Dahl and Nina Brochmann are experts in female anatomy and reveal their current findings in "The Wonder Down Under." They'll discuss and sign the book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Free. Purchase the book from Anderson's to join the signing line. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

• Richard Rothstein speaks about his new book, "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America," at during a FAN (Family Action Network) event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. The event, which is open to the public, is suitable for ages 12 and older. For details, call sponsor The Book Stall at (847) 446-8880 or see thebookstall.com/.

• Meet Dandelion Chocolate's "Chocolate Sourcerer," Greg D'Alesandre, when he shares samples of his chocolate finds and signs his new book, "Making Chocolate: From Bean to Bar to S'More." The event starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Cocoa + Co., 1651 N. Wells St., Chicago. It costs $55, which includes the book, or $25 for the tasting only. (312) 624-8540 or cocoaandco.com/.

• James McGuire, the curator of Hedges Station and author of the new book, "Winfield," which is part of the "Images of America" series, signs copies of the book and answers questions at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Winfield Public Library, 0S291 Winfield Road. (630) 653-7599 or winfield.lib.il.us/.

• Local novelist Emily Belden debuts her new Chicago-set title, "Hot Mess," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Free. To join the signing live, purchase the book from Anderson's. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com/.

• Anne Ream, founder of the Voices and Faces Project and author of "Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors," will talk about her book at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. Arrive early as the bookstore is limited to 40 people. (773) 293-2665 or bookcellarinc.com/.

• Chicago author Melissa Leet will discuss her latest book, "Landslide," at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago. (773) 235-2523 or citylitbooks.com/.

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