Part of the Great Chicago Places and Spaces program, and with a goal of fostering dialogue between Chicago citizens and Chicago writers, and supported with a generous grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Conversations within Communities brings award-winning authors to the public square. Each author will be featured in free noontime lectures in the Millennium Room at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington, Washington Room (5th Floor) followed by free evening readings at community sites throughout Chicago. All evening readings begin at 6:30 P.M.
On April 23, the Hyde Park Art Center hosts author Ronne Hartfield, who will speak on her book, Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family. Hartfield is an international museum consultant, and her book has been hailed as “a warm and touching memoir of a close-knit family as well as a record of the tumultuous history of race relations in the U.S.” by Booklist.