Calling all alumni authors
Are you an alumni author who has written and published a book? If so, the University of Illinois Alumni Association wants to include your book in our Authors Library. Send an autographed copy to:
UIAA Alumni Authors Library
University of Illinois Alumni Association
Student Center East, MC 021
750 S. Halsted St., Suite 520
Chicago, IL 60607
The UIC Alumni Author Series was reinstated in fall 2009.
Alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend
these free talks by alumni authors. There is a reception and an opportunity for
the featured author to sell and sign books after each presentation.
The Alumni Author Series is sponsored by the UIAA and the UIC Library. The goals of the series are to feature the works of UIC alumni, to offer a forum for the University community to discuss topics of interest and to celebrate reading, books and libraries.
We are open to suggestions on what books to highlight and will consider nonfiction and fiction, as well as poetry, plays, graphic novels and more.
For more information or to be considered as a presenter, please contact Arlene Norsym at 312/996-6569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, NOV. 16
UIC Richard J. Daley Library (801 S. Morgan St., Chicago)
Gerald Nicosia ’71 LAS, MA ’73 LAS
Join biographer, journalist, literary critic and poet Gerald Nicosia for a discussion about the unknown story of his latest book, “One and Only: The Untold Story of On the Road.” The event is free and open to the public.
Past Alumni Author Programs
March 10, 2011
Barbara Barnett ’76 LAS, MA ’85 LAS - “Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D.”
Dr. Bill Galanter ’84 ENG, MS ’86 ENG, MD ’93 COM, PHD, ’93 COM
Walter J. Podrazik- “Watching TV: Six Decades of American Television”
March 9, 2011
Dominic Pacyga ’71 LAS, MS ’73 LAS, PHD ’81 LAS, author of more than six books about the Windy City, including “Chicago: A Biography.”
Oct. 14, 2010
Alaa Al Aswany, MS ’85 DENT
Best-selling author in the Arabic world and author of “The Yacoubian Building”, which was translated into more than 20 languages.
Mar. 16, 2010
James McManus '74 LAS, MA '77 LAS, traces the evolution of poker in his latest read, "Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker", an account of the influence of poker on American life.
Nov. 30, 2009
Alan Mammoser, MA '98 LAS, MUPP '99
Beyond Burnham: An Illustrated History of Planning for the Chicago Region
Co-sponsored by the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Nov. 19, 2009
Hasia Diner, PHD '75 LAS
We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust, 1945-1962
Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Oct. 13, 2009
John Wasik '78 LAS, MA '88 LAS
The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome: Turning Around the Unsustainable American Dream