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Chicago Author Event: Windy City Blues Finale

Chicago Author Event: Windy City Blues Finale

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 3:00 pm

All tickets $10. Advance tickets recommended.

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Questions about registration? Call 312.322.1773.

Join us for the finale of Chicago’s One Book | One Community 2017, a celebration of Jewish Book Month and this year’s book, Windy City Blues. Hear Sweet G and the Lovers Entertainment Band perform music recorded at Chess Records by all the blues greats!

Then enjoy an interview of Windy City Blues’ bestselling author Renée Rosen by Chicago Tribune Arts Critic Howard Reich.

Windy City Blues will be for sale and Renée Rosen will sign books following the program.

About the Author

Renée Rosen is the bestselling author of Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants, and Dollface, as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot. She lives in Chicago and is at work on a novel about Helen Gurley Brown. Photo by Charles Osgood.

About Howard Reich

Howard Reich is the Emmy Award-winning arts critic of the Chicago Tribune, where he has covered music and related subjects since 1978. He has written five books: Portraits in Jazz, Let Freedom Swing, Jelly’s Blues (with William Gaines), Van Cliburn, and Prisoner of Her Past. The latter inspired the PBS documentary film of the same name, which Reich wrote, narrated and co-produced.

"Captures the heartbeat of Chicago in guitar riffs and harmonica slides."
— Sarah McCoy, author of The Mapmaker's Children

“Fast paced and impeccably researched...Kept me reading long into the night.”
— Kristina McMorris, author of The Edge of Lost


Spertus is pleased to have
JUF News as the media sponsor
for One Book | One Community.

Author Events and Special Programs

Kick-Off: Hearing Windy City's Blues
Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 pm
Spertus Institute, Chicago
Musicologist Judah Cohen and special guest author Renée Rosen guided a musical tour of Chicago during the era of Chess Records.

North Shore Author Event
Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 pm
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 
Highland Park

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West Suburban Author Event
Tuesday, December 5 at 2:00 pm
Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard
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Chicago Author Event:
Windy City Blues Finale
Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 pm
Spertus Institute, Chicago
Live blues music by Sweet G and the Lovers Entertainment Band followed by Renée Rosen in conversation with Chicago Tribune Arts Critic Howard Reich. All tickets $10.
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Books will be for sale and Renée Rosen will be signing books at all events.

Book Discussions

Discussions are led by Facilitator Rachel Kamin, Director of the Joseph and Mae Gray Cultural & Learning Center at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 pm
Congregation Etz Chaim
Lombard, IL 60148

Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm
Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Saturday, December 2 at 12:30 pm
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
Highland Park, IL 60035

Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 pm
Congregation Or Shalom
Vernon Hills, IL 60061