ABOUT A BOY The locally produced documentary 22 Years from Home, on the Lost Boy–turned–Chicagoan Kuek Garang’s return to Sudan, screens twice this week.
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 04.21.10 through Tue 04.27.10:
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FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
talks Colm TÓibín, Peter Carey
Two big-time writers swing through town this week. First up is Tóibín, the author of this spring’s One Book, One Chicago selection, Brooklyn—which means show up early unless you want to trade elbows with every book clubber in town. The next night, Peter Carey (Oscar and Lucinda) sits down with Victoria Lautman to talk about his latest, Parrot & Olivier in America, a historical novel that re-envisions Alexis de Tocqueville’s American expedition as a buddy road trip of sorts. Doors open at 5 for both events, but expect lines earlier (audience capacity is limited to 384, with no overflow seating).
GO: Tóibín: Apr 21 at 6. Carey: Apr 22 at 6. Both talks take place in the Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S State. chipublib.org
Photography: Chris Strong