Chicago Humanities Festival Blog

Eight Awesome Programs and the Partnerships that Helped Make Them Happen
The last few months have been full of fascinating conversations and scheduling negotiations as we put the finishing touches on our programming for the 24th Chicago Humanities Festival: Animal. As is our custom, we’ll be releasing the names of a handful of our wonderful speakers every few weeks this summer, in advance of the full Festival schedule going live online and in our printed program guide in early August. As I sat down to encapsulate each of the remarkable presenters and programs... Continue Reading >>
Justin Torres—Worthy of the Buzz
The publishing world is very good at creating buzz. Every book is a tour de force of sublime achievement, plumbing the depths of something heretofore unexamined with clarity, precision, and poignancy. Photo by Simon Koy Justin Torres, when he first arrived on the scene a mere two years ago, proved every bit the sensation we were promised. He’s the rare writer who is equally beloved by critics (e.g. Festival favorite Donna Seaman), writers (e.g. Dorothy Allison, who graced the CHF... Continue Reading >>

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