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Online - A Fireside Chat with Alex Kotlowitz

Join us for a fireside chat with journalist, author, and filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz. The chat will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich. Alex and Mary will have a 45 minute- wide range discussion followed by 15 minutes to answer questions.

For 40 years, Kotlowitz has been telling stories from the heart of America, deeply intimate tales of struggle and perseverance. He is the author of four books, including his most recent, "An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago."

His other books include the national bestseller "There Are No Children Here," which the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century. It received the Helen B. Bernstein Award and was adapted as a television movie produced by and starring Oprah Winfrey. It was selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year along with his second book, "The Other Side of the River," which also received Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize for Nonfiction. His book on Chicago, "Never a City So Real," will soon be released in paperback.

A former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, Kotlowitz’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies and in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and on public radio’s This American Life. His documentary work includes The Interrupters, which premiered at Sundance and aired as a two-hour special on PBS’s FRONTLINE. His journalism honors – in all three mediums – include an Emmy, two Peabodys, two Columbia duPonts, a George Polk Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

Sponsored by The Indian Prairie Public Library Foundation and Friends.

This program will be held online via Zoom. Registration is required. You will receive an email with the Zoom information 3 hours before the program begins.  

Note: We reserve the right to remove or mute any attendee, at our discretion.

Thursday, May 6, 2021
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
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