Library Book Club Summer Seminar: Robinson Alone by Kathleen Rooney
Monday, July 29th – Monday, July 29th, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM
61 West Superior Street
All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. For these special July sessions, the library has invited three poets to discuss a recent work with a small group of readers. Space is limited to 15 participants for each session. Please register for the session(s) you wish to attend in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press. She lives in Chicago, where she works as a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at DePaul University. Robinson Alone, winner of the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Award in Poetry, explores the life of poet Weldon Kees, who disappeared in 1955.
This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.