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Events Mon Apr 27 2009

Event Spotlight: The House on Mango Street Events

I'm torn between shining the spotlight on the continuing Big Read Fahrenheit 451 events and the One Book, One Chicago events, but I'll be democratic and not lean towards my Bradbury preference and just point you to the list of events on the right side where you can find more about this Big Read selection.

Instead, let's give some attention to two One Book, One Chicago events: today Steppenwolf Theatre will present a staged reading of Sandra Cisnero's classic novel The House on Mango Street (also one of our past Book Club selections). The reading will surely bring some light to some already vibrant characters and I'm sure that it'll be a great way to spend a Monday night. The reading is free, but reservations are required. Call 312-335-1650 to save your spot. 7pm at 1650 N. Halsted.

On Wednesday, distinguished faculty from DePaul University will hold a panel discussion about the importance of The House on Mango Street, chiefly the representation of Latino communities in Chicago and the portrayal of challenges faced by immigrants. This would be a great event for you if you've read the book and want to learn more about it from an academic standpoint. Free and open to the public at 6pm in DePaul's Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, Room 120. Call 773-325-7485 for more information.

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