An Evening with Anne Lamott
► DATE: Friday, November 11, 2022 • TIME: 7:30 – 9:00
► Copernicus Center Doors Open: 6pm • Theater Doors Open: 7pm • All ages welcome
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Tickets: $29.50 – $49.50
On Sale: 9/16/2022 at 10am
Book signing follows talk
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An Evening with Anne Lamott in Chicago, bestselling author of Bird by Bird, Traveling Mercies, and Dusk Night Dawn. Enjoy an onstage conversation with Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. A book signing will take place immediately following the event.
About Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott writes and speaks about subjects that begin with capital letters: Alcoholism, Motherhood, Jesus. But armed with self-effacing humor – she is laugh-out-loud funny – and ruthless honesty, Lamott converts her subjects into enchantment. Actually, she writes about what most of us don’t like to think about. She wrote her first novel for her father, the writer Kenneth Lamott, when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. She has said that the book was “a present to someone I loved who was going to die.” In all her novels, Anne Lamott writes about loss – loss of loved ones and loss of personal control. She doesn’t try to sugar-coat the sadness, frustration and disappointment, but tells her stories with honesty, compassion and a pureness of voice. She says, “I have a lot of hope and a lot of faith and I struggle to communicate that.” Anne Lamott does communicate her faith; in her books and in person, she lifts, comforts, and inspires, all the while keeping us laughing.
Anne Lamott is the author of seven novels, Hard Laughter, Rosie, Joe Jones, Blue Shoe, All New People, Crooked Little Heart, and Imperfect Birds. She has also written several bestselling books of nonfiction, including, Operating Instructions, an account of life as a single mother during her son’s first year; Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son; and the classic book on writing; Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. She has also authored several collections of autobiographical essays on faith; Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, and Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith. In addition, she has written, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Stitches; A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair, Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace, Hallelujah Anyway; Rediscovering Mercy, and Almost Everything: Notes on Hope. Her most recent book is Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage.
Lamott has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has taught at UC Davis, as well as at writing conferences across the country. Academy Award -winning filmmaker Freida Mock has made a documentary on Lamott, entitled “Bird by Bird with Annie” (1999). Anne Lamott has also been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
“Reading Lamott is like having a chat with one of the angels, a smarter, wittier one.” — The Denver Post
“Since her biweekly ‘online diary’ began, the noted author, single mom, and cranky Christian has grown into her role as virtual diarist and reality checker. Lamott is refreshingly non-cyber and she can make you laugh and cry in the space of a few paragraphs.” — The New Yorker
(The above is sourced from https://www.barclayagency.com/speakers/anne-lamott)
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EVENT SPONSOR: Women & Children First are in-kind sponsors and will be selling Anne’s books at the event.
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