"Master Class" exhibit to open at Blink Contemporary
Jul
7
to Oct 1

"Master Class" exhibit to open at Blink Contemporary

Blink Contemporary Art & Design, 1709 Franklin, will be hosting an opening for "Master Class: Artists who have mastered their craft," on July 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit runs until Oct. 1. According to the gallery, the exhibit is a response to a society that worships youth. It celebrates those artists who have spent a lifetime refining and mastering their skills and whose work has achieved a quiet certainty.

 

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May
6
6:00 PM18:00

Writing About Chicago With Aleksandar Hemon and Audrey Niffenegger

If you’ve read fiction by Hemon or Niffenegger, you’ve doubtless recognized some familiar landscapes, landmarks, and locations. How important is it for a fiction writer to embed stories in factual places? Is creating a sense of place similar to creating a character, i.e., does place have to be “created” or just described? Hemon and Niffenegger will discuss these and other elements of “place,” as well as read from their works.

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Author Reading & Signing: Tracy Chevalier with special guest Audrey Niffenegger
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Author Reading & Signing: Tracy Chevalier with special guest Audrey Niffenegger

Join us for a reading and signing with bestselling author Tracy Chevalier, as she discusses her new riveting drama of a pioneer family on the American frontier, At The Edge of the Orchard. This event will also feature a conversation with a very special guest—Audrey Niffenegger—one of the contributors to Tracy's forthcoming anthology Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre.

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"Ghostly" Evenings with Authors at Thurber House
Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

"Ghostly" Evenings with Authors at Thurber House

Collected by Audrey Niffenegger, the acclaimed bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, Ghostly is a fabulous anthology of the best ghost stories of all time, including a new one by Niffenegger called “A Secret Life with Cats.” In addition, Niffenegger has written an introduction to each piece and included her own illustration for each. From Poe to Neil Gaiman, H.. Munro to Ray Bradbury, and so many more going from the 18th century to modern times, Ghostly traces the evolution of the ghost story genre with a particular emphasis on stories about haunting.

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All Hallows' Day Variety Show benefit for CHIPRC
Nov
1
to Nov 2

All Hallows' Day Variety Show benefit for CHIPRC

Close out your Halloween weekend with a benefit for CHIPRC at Chicago’s historic 1940s speakeasy, the California Clipper!

The All Hallows’ Day Variety Show will feature readings (literary and mind!), comics, shadow puppetry, music, and other multi-media delights to benefit Chicago's own CHIPRC (Chicago Publisher’s Resource Center).

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Audrey Niffenegger at the Chicago Humanities Festival
Oct
31
4:30 PM16:30

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Audrey Niffenegger at the Chicago Humanities Festival

October 31 wouldn’t be complete without a haunting or two. Chicago’s own Audrey Niffenegger delivers the ghoulish goods with her new collection, Ghostly. From Edgar Allan Poe to Kelly Link, M. R. James to Neil Gaiman, Niffenegger’s selections reveal the evolution of the ghost story with tales going back to the 19th century and into the modern era.

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Halloween Ghost Stories Party at the Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Halloween Ghost Stories Party at the Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn

Ghostly reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the eighteenth century and into the modern era, ranging across styles from Gothic Horror to Edwardian to the New Weird. Collected and introduced by Audrey Niffenegger (bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry) and including her own fabulous original illustrations, this is a unique and haunting anthology of some of the best ghost stories of all time. Niffenegger hosts a Halloween reading from the anthology at Greenlight, with appearances by writers (including Amy Giacalone) included in the collection. Guests are invited to come in Halloween costumes, and the authors will also serve as judges for a costume contest with prizes! Halloween refreshments will be served for a hauntingly festive evening.

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Audrey Niffenegger, editor and illustrator of Ghostly, with Donna Seaman, Eric Charles May, and Amy Giacalone
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Audrey Niffenegger, editor and illustrator of Ghostly, with Donna Seaman, Eric Charles May, and Amy Giacalone

Join us as we celebrate the book release of Ghostly, a collection of ghost stories selected, edited and illustrated by Audrey Niffeneggerwith additional readings by Donna SeamanEric Charles May, and Amy Giacalone whose story, Tiny Ghosts, is included in this volume.

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Guardian Live | Ghost stories with Audrey Niffenegger at the Tabernacle
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Guardian Live | Ghost stories with Audrey Niffenegger at the Tabernacle

As the nights draw in and Halloween approaches join us at the Tabernacle for a candlelit evening of haunted houses, chilling tales and things that go bump in the night. Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveller's Wife), Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentleman, Ghost Stories) and Kim Newman (Anno Dracula) discuss the art of the ghost story.

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Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories - Published in the US on October 6th, 2015
Oct
6
to Oct 13

Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories - Published in the US on October 6th, 2015

Haunted houses, spectral chills, and of course, the odd cat… In this volume, Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, has brought together her selection of the very creepiest, weirdest and wittiest ghost stories around. Scare yourself silly with old favourites by Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Entertain the unnerving with tales from Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link and Audrey Niffenegger herself. And as bedtime nears, allay your fears with funny new writing from Amy Giacalone and the classic wit of Saki. When the nights draw in and the fire burns low, enjoy the eeriness, the dread and the comedy of all things ghostly.

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Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories - Published in Australia / New Zealand on October 1st, 2015
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories - Published in Australia / New Zealand on October 1st, 2015

Haunted houses, spectral chills, and of course, the odd cat… In this volume, Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, has brought together her selection of the very creepiest, weirdest and wittiest ghost stories around. Scare yourself silly with old favourites by Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Entertain the unnerving with tales from Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link and Audrey Niffenegger herself. And as bedtime nears, allay your fears with funny new writing from Amy Giacalone and the classic wit of Saki. When the nights draw in and the fire burns low, enjoy the eeriness, the dread and the comedy of all things ghostly.

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Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories - Published in Canada on September 29th, 2015
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories - Published in Canada on September 29th, 2015

Haunted houses, spectral chills, and of course, the odd cat… In this volume, Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, has brought together her selection of the very creepiest, weirdest and wittiest ghost stories around. Scare yourself silly with old favourites by Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Entertain the unnerving with tales from Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link and Audrey Niffenegger herself. And as bedtime nears, allay your fears with funny new writing from Amy Giacalone and the classic wit of Saki. When the nights draw in and the fire burns low, enjoy the eeriness, the dread and the comedy of all things ghostly.

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Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories - Published in the UK on September 24th, 2015
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories - Published in the UK on September 24th, 2015

Haunted houses, spectral chills, and of course, the odd cat… In this volume, Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, has brought together her selection of the very creepiest, weirdest and wittiest ghost stories around. Scare yourself silly with old favourites by Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Entertain the unnerving with tales from Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link and Audrey Niffenegger herself. And as bedtime nears, allay your fears with funny new writing from Amy Giacalone and the classic wit of Saki. When the nights draw in and the fire burns low, enjoy the eeriness, the dread and the comedy of all things ghostly.

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In Conversation, with Paul Gravett at the Comic Festival Munich - June 7, 2015
Jun
7
1:00 PM13:00

In Conversation, with Paul Gravett at the Comic Festival Munich - June 7, 2015

Audrey and artist Paul Gravette will be discussing her graphic novels, art and writing at the Comic Festival in Munich Germany. The event is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Sunday, June 7th 2015 in the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum. More information can be found, and tickets can be purchased from the festival website here.

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