The Conversation: Writing in Trumplandia

Each month, we gather a group of writers, artists, and politicians together to talk about an issue of political, social, or cultural importance. These are not readings, but passionate conversations that will include the audience. For our final event of 2017, we’ve invited our co-curators Aleksandar Hemon and Kim Brooks along with friends of The Conversation Nami Mun and Ruben Quesada to read passages from their forthcoming books. The readings will be followed by a community conversation moderated by Rebecca Makkai. Each Conversation ends with a takeaway (kind of like optional homework--an article to read, an organization to engage with, a movie to watch, a protest to attend). This month, we’ll distribute The Conversation Reading List, compiling all the books this series’ panelists have written and recommended this year. Even better: after the event, the conversation continues at Las Manos Gallery (1515 W. Foster), where we eat, drink, argue, and organize. These events are free and open to all, but donations for a local nonprofit will be collected at the afterparty.  

Event date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640