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Events Wed Jul 03 2013

Chicago Humanities Fest 2013: The Scoop

The theme of the 24th annual Chicago Humanities Festival is (drum roll)..."Animal: What makes us human?" animal-and-human.pngMore than 100 programs exploring that theme will take place throughout October and November in addition to the following speakers:

  • Jonathan Safran Foer author of Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Eating Animals

  • Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), author of A Series of Unfortunate Events and the All the Wrong Questions series (also, he's an accordionist)

  • Poet and fiction writer Anne Carson

  • Latin Grammy® Award-winning soprano Ana María Martínez

  • Conceptual artist Mark Dion

  • Yale Law Professor and authority on crime prevention and community capacity building Tracey L. Meares

  • Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, authors of Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection between Human and Animal Health

  • Craig Packer, leading expert on African wildlife and founder of the Serengeti Lion Project

Tickets go on sale to CHF members on Tuesday, Sept. 3 and to the general public on Monday, Sept. 16. Tickets range from $5-28, with free and reduced-price tickets available for students and teachers (with valid ID). The full schedule and a listing of all programs will be available at in August.

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