Archive for the “book tour” Category

Why did Hackney’s have to close?

May 10, 20179 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing

You may recall the poignant post Mike wrote last year eulogizing Hackney’s, our favorite local tavern. Their seemingly sudden decision to close last September took regulars like us by surprise, and a well-written article in this week’s New City helps explain the owners’ thinking. From the article: Back in 2008, the owners Jim and Ed Hebson and […]

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She poured out her heart

June 17, 20164 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, Uncategorized, writing

My husband Mike Knezovich and I have written posts about our writer friend Jean Thompson many times before – everything from the one I wrote about how she introduced herself to me decades ago from the barstool next to mine at Champaign’s Esquire Lounge to the one Mike wrote after Who Do You Love? (One of […]

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Full, creative, and pleasurable

October 16, 201517 CommentsPosted in baseball, blindness, book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, Mike Knezovich, parenting a child with special needs, public speaking, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney, Writing for Children

It’s been a very happy week here in Chicago. Ours started last Friday, when Mike and I took an el to Schaller’s Pump on the South Side to watch a playoff game. Schaller’s Pump has been at 37th and Halsted since 1876, and from Mike’s description it hasn’t changed much since then. The bar is […]

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Come see Whitney and me at Sandmeyer's Bookstore today

May 1, 20154 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, Hanni, Uncategorized, Whitney, Writing for Children

Today, May 2, 2015 is Independent Bookstore Day in Chicago, and Ulrich and Ellen Sandmeyer have graciously invited my Seeing Eye dog Whiteny and me to come help them celebrate: Sandmeyer’s Bookstore: 11 am- Meet Beth Finke, author of HANNI & BETH: SAFE & SOUND, and her Seeing Eye dog and learn how they work […]

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Teaching children about blindness

October 22, 20143 CommentsPosted in blindness, book tour, Braille, careers/jobs for people who are blind, Hanni, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney, Writing for Children

Tomorrow afternoon Whitney and I head to Orlando to give a presentation about ways to teach children about blindness for the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children. Part of my presentation includes ways to use my book Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound in the classroom, and as long as I’m gathering resources […]

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