Thursday, April 06, 2006

Sutherland Lecture 2006

I'm hoping some of you might be able to join me and the Chicago children's-book posse at this year's Zena Sutherland Lecture on Friday, May 5 at 7:30PM at the Harold Washington Center of the Chicago Public Library. This year's speaker is Jacqueline Woodson, and her chosen topic is "How Do I Come Home Again?"

Tickets to the lecture and reception are ten dollars in advance (twelve dollars at the door); send check to University of Chicago/Sutherland Lecture, Blaine Library, 1362 E. 59th St., Chicago, Il 60637. Please enclose SASE; tickets for requests received April 28 will be held at the door. For more information call 312-747-4780.

The event is always a lot of fun, so come on down.

P.S. I love that the blogger.com spellchecker wants me to change "Zena" to "Zen."

8 comments:

fusenumber8 said...

Or, if any of you would much rather see Ms. Woodson for free (and get free food to boot) then may I suggest that you instead come on over to the Donnell Library on Thursday, April 13th from 6:00-8:00 in New York City. Her topic will be "On Never Having Wanted To Be a Writer: A History of How I Became One Anyway". Sorry to co-opt your blog, Roger, but I need all the press for this that I can get.

Roger Sutton said...

Jeez, she's everywhere. What is this, Law and Order?

fusenumber8 said...

Nah. That's Fran Lebowitz. Now SHE's speaking at my library on....

Kidding kidding. But I think I'll amuse myself for a while imagining what a children's book written by Fran Lebowitz would look like.

rindambyers said...

Is there a link or will there be a link to the text of her Sutherland lecture when she's given it? I'm a quilter, so have a bit of a double interest here

Roger Sutton said...

Hi Rinda--the Sutherland Lecture is often published in the Horn Book Magazine within a few months of the speech. I don't know what Woodson wants to do with hers but I'll let you all know.

rindawriter said...

Thanks, much, Roger! I'll be on the hunt, looking for it there. I was always puzzled why some speeches got published there and others did not, and so now I know! Thanks

Roger Sutton said...

Fuse--forgot to say earlier that there IS a children's book by Fran Lebowitz, something with talking pandas. Pretty lame, I'm afraid.

Jacqueline said...

You know Roger's gonna get that talk out of me for HB. So I guess I should get off line and get to writing, huh?