- Thu, Nov 16, 2017 02:30 AM
60 West Walton Street
Latitude: 41.9, Longitude: -87.6306
See this program's web page. Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary and new edition of Wilder’s National Book Award-winning novel with a reception, actors, commentators, and cake! Participants include: Tappan Wilder, Thornton Wilder’s nephew and literary executor, is Honorary Chairman of the Thornton Wilder Society. Jeremy McCarter, author of Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals and co-author with Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton: The Revolution, has written about culture and politics for New York Magazine, Newsweek, and the New York Times. Liesl Olson, Director of the Chicago Studies program at the Newberry Library, is author of Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis, Modernism and the Ordinary, and many essays about twentieth-century writers and artists. Actors from the Chicago theater community, performing readings from The Eighth Day. Presented in Cooperation with The Thornton Wilder Family.