The Book Cellar
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Join us at The Book Cellar for a night of comedy with our favorite funny ladies, The Kates!
The show starts at 7 pm, so be sure to arrive early for seats and drinks.
Essay Fiesta comes to The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. Show starts at 7pm, so get here early to grab a seat and a drink!
Don't forget the theme song!
All donations go to 826 Chicago.
The Book Cellar will be open from 10am to 5pm!
Join The Book Cellar as Nancy Doyle discusses her book Manage Your Financial Life: Just Starting Out.
About Nancy Doyle:
Nancy Doyle is the founder of The Doyle Group. With thirty years’ experience in investments, wealth management, corporate finance, and consulting at organizations including William Blair, First Chicago, and Price Waterhouse, she has the insight to help people become more knowledgeable and more engaged regarding their personal financial affairs.
About Manage Your Financial Life: Just Starting Out:
In Manage Your Financial Life: Just Starting Out, Doyle offers practical knowledge and an action plan for being in command of your finances. She also shares real life experiences – hers and those of family and friends – to illustrate key concepts.
The Book Cellar welcomes Julie Dobrow as she reads from and discusses her book, After Emily
About Julie Dobrow:
Julie Dobrow is a professor and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Tufts University. Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine and the Huffington Post, among other publications. She lives outside of Boston.
About After Emily:
Despite Emily Dickinson's world renown, the story of the two women most responsible for her initial posthumous publication--Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham--has remained in the shadows of the archives. A rich and compelling portrait of women who refused to be confined by the social mores of their era, After Emily explores Mabel and Millicent's complex bond, as well as the powerful literary legacy they shared.
Mabel's tangled relationships with the Dickinsons--including a thirteen-year extramarital relationship with Emily's brother, Austin--roiled the small town of Amherst, Massachusetts. After Emily's death, Mabel's connection to the family and reputation as an intelligent, artistic, and industrious woman in her own right led her to the enormous trove of poems Emily left behind. So began the herculean task of transcribing, editing, and promoting Emily's work, a task that would consume and complicate the lives of both Mabel and her daughter. As the popularity of the poems grew, legal issues arose between the Dickinson and Todd families, dredging up their scandals: the affair, the ownership of Emily's poetry, and the right to define the so-called "Belle of Amherst."
Utilizing hundreds of overlooked letters and diaries to weave together the stories of three unstoppable women, Julie Dobrow explores the intrigue of Emily Dickinson's literary beginnings. After Emily sheds light on the importance of the earliest editions of Emily's work--including the controversial editorial decisions made to introduce her singular genius to the world--and reveals the surprising impact Mabel and Millicent had on the poet we know today.
The YA Book Club meets to discuss their May pick: My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris.