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Literary Chat: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family @ UIC

As part of Black History Month, University of Illinois at Chicago is hosting a book discussion about The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, in which Annette Gordon-Reed explores four generations of history between the Hemings and the Jeffersons, and all the politics, social norms, and power struggles it entailed. 4pm. Room 605, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Free.

UX Book Club Chicago: Nick Disabato

Designer, and most recently Kickstarter-backed author Nick Disabato will discuss Cadence & Slang, his book about "a series of rules that advocate simplicity, consistency, and humanity in technology" -- the principles of interaction design. Join the UX Book Club at 6pm, 350 North LaSalle Street, Room TBD, and submit a question for Nick here beforehand. The event will be recorded and podcast.

Write Club @ Hideout

The Hideout plays host once again to Write Club, a display of literary pugilism. Three rounds of authors going head-to-head, each taking a contrary position and doing their best to defend their side. The show starts at 7pm, and admission is a suggested $8 donation (proceeds donated to charities of winners' choosing). Hideout: 1354 W. Wabansia. (773) 227-4433.

 

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