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Hey Liberal! A Reading with Author Shawn Shiflett
Wednesday, February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
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Join us for a special event with local author Shawn Shiflett, who will read an excerpt from his new novel. Hey Liberal! is a story about a white boy going to a predominately Black high school in Chicago during the late 1960’s, has received rave reviews and acclaim from Booklist, The Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Review, Newcity Lit, Windy City Review, Mary Mitchell (Chicago Sun-Times), Rick Kogan (WGN Radio), and others. Following the reading, Shawn will share stories about coming of age in Lincoln Park during the 1960’s, experiences that inspired him to write the novel, which he describes as “autobiographical fiction.”
About the Author
Shawn Shiflett (Associate Professor, Columbia College Chicago) is the author of the novel Hidden Place (Akashic Books). His second novel is Hey, Liberal! (Chicago Review Press, 2016). In 2018, he performed his oral story performance “How My Yo-Yo Could Have Gotten Me Killed,” and in 2019 he performed “Oriole Park, from White to Multicultural America.” Currently, he is working on My Secret Lives and other Dreams (a collection). Shiflett lives with his wife, a couple of step cats, and two English setters named Higgins and Brick. Learn more about Shawn at shawnshiflett.com.
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