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These guys are releasing a book! “Welcome to Night Vale” is coming out 10/20/15 and they’re coming to the Music Box Theatre the 23rd - so grab your tickets and we’ll see you in Night Vale!
Join us at Music Box Theatre for an everning with the creepily awesome creators of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast and their new book Welcome to Night Vale!
A mysterious stranger, an estranged father, and, most likely–imminent danger. The fictitious town of Night Vale sets small town drama and paranormal activities against the backdrop of the American southwest. “Welcome to Night Vale”–part podcast, part community radio show–shares the happenings of this town with listeners. Now, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, creators of the show, have turned the town’s stories into a novel (called “hypnotic and darkly funny” by The Guardian). From the mundane to the supernatural, they’ll share stories from their new work and give insight into what makes Night Vale so mysterious.
About the Novel:
Nineteen-year-old Night Vale pawn shop owner Jackie Fierro is given a paper marked “KING CITY” by a mysterious man in a tan jacket holding a deer skin suitcase. Everything about him and his paper unsettles her, especially the fact that she can’t seem to get the paper to leave her hand, and that no one who meets this man can remember anything about him. Jackie is determined to uncover the mystery of King City and the man in the tan jacket before she herself unravels.
Joseph Fink created and co-writes the Welcome to Night Vale podcast and touring live show. In his mid-twenties he started Commonplace Books, a very small publishing company, producing two collections of short works which he edited and laid out at his office job when his boss wasn’t looking. Later Jeffrey approached Joseph with the idea of writing a play about time travel. They co-wrote and performed this play in the East Village in August of 2011. Soon afterwards, Joseph started brainstorming a new project he and Jeffrey could co-write and this led to the pilot episode of Welcome to Night Vale. He is from California but doesn’t live there anymore.
Jeffrey Cranor co-writes—along with Joseph Fink—the hit podcast and touring live show Welcome to Night Vale. He also makes theater and dance. He has written more than 100 short plays with the New York Neo-Futurists, co-wrote and co-performed a two-man show (What the Time Traveler Will Tell Us) with Joseph, and collaborated with choreographer (also wife) Jillian Sweeney to create three full-length dance pieces: Imaginary Lines, This could be it, and Vulture-Wally. Jeffrey lives in New York State.
Chicago Council on Global Affairs presents speaker Anne-Marie Slaughter, talking about her new book, Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family located at the Standard Club's Main Dining Room
This is a TICKETED event! Register here!
About the Event:
While women are slowly increasing their representation in the board room and in political office, many are still routinely forced to choose between family and career. Anne-Marie Slaughter, one of Washington’s most influential voices, has been leading the discussion on the gender gap since her pivotal 2012 article in The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”, which she wrote after leaving the State Department to return to academia and spend more time with her family. The article sparked debate for women across America and challenged traditional views of gender equality. Join The Chicago Council’s Women and Global Development Forum for her thoughts on why the feminist movement remains unfinished and how it still fails to provide a solution to these challenges that will unite all women.
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s new book, Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family will be available for purchase and signing via The Book Cellar after the program.
About Anne-Marie Slaughter:
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the president and CEO of the New America Foundation and the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009 to 2011, she served as director of policy planning for the US Department of State, the first woman to hold that position. Prior to that, Slaughter was dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a professor at Harvard Law School. From 2009 to 2012, she was one of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” and she penned the 2012 article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All”, that became one of The Atlantic’s most read pieces. She has written or edited six books and writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate. Slaughter earned her BA from Princeton, MPhil and DPhil from Oxford where she was a Daniel M. Sachs Scholar, and JD from Harvard.
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Author Ben Bernanke is joined by Financial Times Associate Editor Martin Wolf to discuss the Global Financial Crisis and his new book The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath at Chicago Theatre.
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New York Times National Security Reporter Scott Shane brings his new book OBJECTIVE TROY: A Terrorist, A President, and the Rise of the Drone to the Chicago Club.
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