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Essay Fiesta comes to The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. Show starts at 7 pm, 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 is so excited to welcome Mary Winn Heider and amazing new book The Mortification of Fovea Munson!
About Mary Winn Heider:
A graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ Writing for Children and Young Adults program, Mary Winn Heider lives in Chicago, where she is an ensemble member with the theater company Barrel of Monkeys. Through the company, she teaches creative writing to 3rd-5th graders in public schools all over the city. She has also recently spent some time working for a medical school cadaver lab, which contributed to the more factual elements of The Mortification of Fovea Munson.
About The Mortification of Fovea Munson:
Fovea Munson is nobody's Igor. True, her parents own a cadaver lab where they perform surgeries on dead bodies. And yes, that makes her gross by association, at least according to everyone in seventh grade. And sure, Fovea's stuck working at the lab now that her summer camp plans have fallen through. But she is by no means Dr. Frankenstein's snuffling assistant That is, until three disembodied heads, left to thaw in the wet lab, start talking. To her. Out loud.
What seems like a nightmare, or bizarre hallucination, is not. Fovea is somebody's Igor, all right. Three somebodies, actually. And they need a favor.
With a madcap sense of humor and a lot of heart (not to mention other body parts), this is a story about finding oneself, finding one's friends, and embracing the moment.
The Never Too Old: YA Book Club for Adults meets to discuss Camp So and So by Mary McCoy.
The French Book Club meets to discuss The Collected Stories of Colette by Colette.
We will be selling books at the 19th Century Society as John Wasik presents his book, Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla.
About John Wasik:
John Wasik--author of 15 books and more than 1,000 columns, blogs, and articles for the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Reuters, Forbes, and Bloomberg News--has been researching Tesla for more than a decade. He's filed numerous Freedom of Information Act requests and reviewed thousands of pages of Tesla's letters and files, many of which disappeared when he died in 1943. He has also consulted with Tesla experts worldwide and explored the vast resources of the Edison, JP Morgan, Westinghouse, and FBI archives. Wasik lives in Grayslake, IL, and speaks widely around the world.
About Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla:
Seventy years after his death, Nikola Tesla has become a rock star. Lightning Strikes examines his complete life and legacy, including Tesla's profound influence on everything from systems integration to drone warfare. Engineers, entrepreneurs, and academics will find it invaluable not only for the never-before-published interviews and archives, but also for the creative principles that visionaries like Larry Page and Elon Musk have used to build iconic brands and groundbreaking inventions. The book also reveals why the government and business leaders wanted to shut down Tesla's bold experiments, and how hundreds of his ideas are now being implemented globally--including clean power, robotics, alternating current motors, and wireless transmission of power and information.