Rumi's Secret by Brad Gooch
Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
The New York Times bestselling author Brad Gooch delivers the first popular biography of Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet and Sufi mysitc revered by contemporary Western readers. The ecstatic love poems of Rumi have millions of fans around the world, yet Rumi’s life has long remained the stuff of legend rather than intimate knowledge. In this breakthrough biography, Brad Gooch brilliantly brings to life the man and puts a face to the name Rumi, vividly coloring in his time and place—a world as rife with conflict as our own.
Our events are first come, first served and capacity is limited. We only allow late admittance during a pre-determined program break.
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.