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Northwestern Authors Out In Force at Lit Fest

President Schapiro, Professor Morson speak at Printers Row about ‘Fabulous Future?’

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University authors will be well represented at the 2015 Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend in Chicago, including a conversation with President Morton Schapiro and Professor Gary Saul Morson, editors of “The Fabulous Future? America and the World in 2040.”

The Lit Fest takes place over two days at historic Printers Row Saturday and Sunday (June 6 and 7), on and around the area of Dearborn Street, from Congress to Polk streets in Chicago. For a full schedule, click here.

The Northwestern authors and editors and their events include: 

Saturday, June 6 

• Northwestern alumna Angela Jackson, author of “It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time,” reads from her new collection. 10 a.m., Arts and Poetry Stage, Printers Row Lit Fest.

• Paul Breslin, professor emeritus, English, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and author of “Between My Eye and the Light,” reads from his new collection. 10:30 a.m., Arts and Poetry Stage, Printers Row Lit Fest.

 • Gary Saul Morson, Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Morton Schapiro, president and professor at Northwestern, will be in conversation with Chicago Tribune managing editor Peter Kendall about the new collection they edited, “The Fabulous Future? America and the World in 2040.” 1 to 1:45 p.m., Hotel Blake, 500 S. Dearborn St., Chicago.

 • Rachel Webster, associate professor of instruction, English, at Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, reads from “September: Poems” and her new collection, “The Endless Unbegun.” 3 p.m. Arts and Poetry Stage, Printers Row Lit Fest.

Sunday, June 7

• Bill Savage, American literature lecturer, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and co-editor of “Chicago By Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America,” will be in conversation with David Krashna and Don Wycliff, co-editors of “Black Domers: Seventy Years at Notre Dame”; Andrew Maraniss, author of “Strong Inside”; and Martha Jo Black, author of “Joe Black: More than a Dodger.” 11 a.m., Jones College Prep High School.

- Editor's note: Northwestern University Press is exhibiting these books at tent C on Dearborn Street.

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