Margaret Hawkins

Tonight we celebrate two new releases by local author Margaret Hawkins (A Year of Cats and Dogs). In her novel How to Survive a Natural Disaster, Hawkins uses multiple points of view to make astute observations about family dynamics; with unflinching honesty and dark humor she chronicles the unraveling of a dysfunctional family. In her memoir How We Got Barb Back, Hawkins recalls, with hard-earned wisdom, humor, and compassion, her struggle to bring her once vivacious and talented older sister back from the depths of severe, long-untreated mental illness. Hawkins teaches writing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been an art critic for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than two decades.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago
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