WBEZ | Grace Place http://www.wbez.org/venues/grace-place Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Society of Midland Authors Award Winners Speak at Printers Row http://www.wbez.org/society-midland-authors-award-winners-speak-printers-row-107477 <p><div>Free tickets are now available for an appearance by three of the Society of Midland Authors Award winners at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Chicago Tribune&rsquo;s Printers Row Lit Fest.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This event will feature:</div><div><strong>Jack Driscoll</strong>, co-winner for adult fiction for &quot;<em>The World of a Few Minutes Ago</em>&quot;</div><div><strong>Neil Steinberg</strong>, winner for adult nonfiction for &quot;<em>You Were Never in Chicago</em>&quot;</div><div><strong>Mary Losure</strong>, winner for children&rsquo;s nonfiction for &quot;<em>The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World</em>&quot;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>After they discuss their books, copies will be available for purchase and signature. The event will be on the second floor of</div><div>Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St.,Chicago.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It&rsquo;s free, but tickets are required &mdash; reserve a seat now at eventbrite.com/event/6734764863.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>If the event sells out, people without tickets can arrive 20 minutes early and wait in a designated rush line outside each session room. Attendees without a ticket will be admitted to the room on a first-come, first-served basis.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information about this event <a href="http://www.midlandauthors.com">here</a>.&nbsp;</div></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 15:06:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/society-midland-authors-award-winners-speak-printers-row-107477 "The Predator" by Jack Gilroy - A Passion Play for the Drone Era http://www.wbez.org/predator-jack-gilroy-passion-play-drone-era-105906 <p><p>&quot;<em>The Predator</em>&quot; is a play by <strong>Jack Gilroy</strong> that is being used by groups around the country to explore issues related to drone warfare and the larger questions of the militarization of our society.</p><div>The play revolves around a college student and some questions she is beginning to raise about her country&#39;s conduct in the world, and what her own response should be. The other characters in the play are: the student&#39;s Air Force officer mother, a U.S. senator, and an antiwar activist.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;The Predator&quot; is approx. 40 minutes long. The performance will be followed by audience discussion.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>SPECIAL Playwright Jack Gilroy will be present for discussion after the play.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information about this event <a href="http://awaketodrones.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-communities-are-using-play-predator.html">here.</a></div></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:53:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/predator-jack-gilroy-passion-play-drone-era-105906