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WRITING MATTERS: Visiting Authors in Oak Park
Arts Center of Oak Park / The Ernest Hemingway Museum
Oak Park, IL
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Writing Matters is ecstatic to present the incredibly talented and wildly irreverent author, artist, actor, playwright, former radio host and true Chicago character, Tony Fitzpatrick. His new book, THE SECRET BIRDS, is made up of arresting and exquisitely beautiful images of birds, and equally arresting and exquisite prose. Tony can make you laugh and cry in the same paragraph.

At this event, we will be serving wonderful food and our usual awesome assortment of homemade desserts, as well as wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Flowers will be everywhere. The atmosphere at Writing Matters events is always festive and fun, but this time it will be even more fun because of the addition of a live raptor! There will also be information about birds in our area, as well as events concerning birds, provided by the Trailside Nature Center in River Forest.

As people who have come to our events know, this is far more than a typical author reading and signing. It's a real evening out, informative, inspirational, inspiring and convivial. I'm still waiting for people who meet at a Writing Matters event to fall in love. It could easily happen. It could happen this time! Come single, come alone, come in groups, bring your book club. (This particular event is NOT suitable for children, however.)  
As in all WRITING MATTERS events, proceeds from the $10 ticket charge will go toward charity. This time we will use the money to give to anti-violence groups in the city of Chicago.

Warning: This will be a hugely popular event, folks; better get your tickets right away!

"There were eight kids in our family and it exhausted my mother. Every morning my grandmother Mamie would toast a couple of pieces of bread and tear them into pieces (sometimes she'd put jelly on them) and she'd throw them off the back stoop to the birds and then she'd watch them through the window. The first time I watched her do this, I was surprised. In our house it was a cardinal sin to waste food.....I asked my grandmother why she was giving our bread to the birds and she quietly told me, "For a piece of bread, you can hear God sing."
--Tony Fitzpatrick
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Arts Center of Oak Park / The Ernest Hemingway Museum (View)
200 N. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States


Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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