WBEZ | DePaul University - Richardson Library - Dorothy Day Room 400 http://www.wbez.org/venues/depaul-university-richardson-library-dorothy-day-room-400 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en One Book, One Chicago: The Book as Object http://www.wbez.org/one-book-one-chicago-book-object-102980 <p><p>A book exists as more than just a vessel for the written word&mdash;it&rsquo;s an artwork, a collectable and, of course, a target for thieves. Join librarian Scott Walter and artist Matthew Girson, along with cultural critic Rachel Shteir, author of <em>The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting</em>, as they discuss various personal and cultural ways of experiencing The Book beyond reading. Sponsored by DePaul University&rsquo;s Department of English.</p><p>This event is part of the fall 2012 One Book, One Chicago program. One Book, One Chicago is presented by the Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Public Library Foundation, Allstate and BMO Harris.</p></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/one-book-one-chicago-book-object-102980 Beyond Slavery: Africanizing the Iberian Atlantic World http://www.wbez.org/beyond-slavery-africanizing-iberian-atlantic-world-102774 <p><p><strong>Lawrence Hill</strong>, the son of American immigrants&mdash;a black father and a white mother&mdash;in Canada, is author of several novels,&nbsp;short stories, and non-fiction. His most recent novel, published as <em>The Book of Negroes</em> in Canada and as <em>Someone Knows My&nbsp;</em><em>Name</em> in the US, won the overall Commonwealth Writers&rsquo; Prize for Best Book, the Roger&rsquo;s Writers&rsquo; Trust Fiction Prize, and the&nbsp;Ontario Library Association&rsquo;s Evergreen Award. This book was also a finalist for the Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award. Hill is also&nbsp;the author of <em>Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada</em>, <em>Any Known Blood,&nbsp;</em>and<em> Some Great Thing</em>. The&nbsp;documentary film that he wrote, <em>Seeking Salvation: A History of the Black Church in Canada</em>, won the American Wilbur Award&nbsp;for best national television documentary.</p></p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/beyond-slavery-africanizing-iberian-atlantic-world-102774