The Conversation: On Being American: Identity & Belonging Under a Hostile Regime


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. This month The Conversation's theme is Being American. This edition will feature the novelists Boris Fishman and Cristina Henriquez, the poet Erika L. Sanchez, and the artist Riva Lehrer; Zoe Zolbrod, a fiction writer and memoirist, will moderate.

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). 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: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo: A Novel By Boris Fishman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062384379
Published: Harper Perennial - March 14th, 2017

A Replacement Life: A Novel By Boris Fishman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062287885
Published: Harper Perennial - January 20th, 2015

The Book of Unknown Americans (Vintage Contemporaries) By Cristina Henríquez Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345806406
Availability: We can order this for you!
Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2015