NPR commentator Beth Finke is an award-winning author, teacher, journalist and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. She also happens to be blind.
“To face extraordinary challenges with grace and courage is remarkable in itself. To write about it as eloquently as Beth Finke does is a gift.” — Jean Thompson, author of She Poured Out Her Heart
June 17, 2017, Saturday, 4 to 7 pm: Private celebration for Printers Row neighbors, The Grant, 1211 S. Prairie, Chicago, IL
June 16, 2017, Friday, 1 to 3 pm: Private celebration with writers in Grace Place “Me, Myself, and I” memoir class, One Museum Park, 1211 S. Prairie, Chicago, IL 60605
June 11, 2017, Sunday, 10 pm: Printers Row Lit Fest session: Getting Your Memoir off the Ground, with Anna Nessy Perlberg and Nancy Sayre, Jones College Prep HS., 600 S. State 4th Floor, Rm 4008, Chicago, IL
June 10, 2017, Saturday, 11 am – noon: Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, book signing during Printers Row Litfest, sidewalk in front of store. 714 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605, 312.922.2104
May 18, 2017, Thursday, 12:30 pm. Arlington Traditional School, 855 N. Edison Street, Arlington, VA. Presentation for second graders.
May 16, 2017, Tuesday, 10 am: On the Table 2017 – Disability Inclusion at Work, 200 E. Randolph St. 3rd Floor, Chicago Room, Chicago, IL 60601
May 13, 2017, Saturday, 1 to 3pm: Mother’s Day book signing, Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, 714 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605
May 11, 2017, Thursday, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., Center for Life and Learning, a learning community for adults 60 and more at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Book Presentation and signing. 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611, 312.981.3387
A few weeks ago our friend Mark did a guest post about his bout with depression. Besides being a well-written and illuminating account, writing and agreeing to publish that post was a courageous act on Mark’s part. That’s because we’ve come a long, long way when it comes to mental health, but still, people don’t […]Continue reading the Mondays with Mike: Let’s talk about itarticle
As of today, the Chicago White Sox are one game below .500 (that means they’ve lost one more than they’ve won). And the Chicago Cubs? One game below .500. Both total surprises. The Sox were expected, in the first year of a rebuild (when clubs sort of intentionally stink to get good draft picks) to be […]Continue reading the Mondays with Mike: Not lost in translationarticle
I subscribe to a podcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) called Ouch. It features BBC journalists with disabilities who bring their personal experiences to the table, and it can be downright charming to hear them talk about disability in their lovely British and Irish accents. It’s intriguing, too, to hear how British and Irish […]Continue reading the For Mother’s Day this year? Blind mumsarticle
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