I am very happy to announce the author for the next WRITING MATTERS event, which will take place on June 27th  at 7pm at the Oak Park Arts Center and Hemingway Museum. This time, we're presenting Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Amy is an American author of both adult and popular children's books, a filmmaker, and a public radio show host.  She is best known for her memoir "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life", her children's picture books (such as "Little Pea", "Spoon", "Exclamation Mark", and Duck!Rabbit!") and the film project "The Beckoning of Lovely." She is a prolific creator, having published 30 children's books since 2005. Her new picture book "I Wish You More" debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List.  Amy is a frequent contributor to WBEZ and to the TED conference.

   This event costs $10,  and any proceeds will buy books for children in need through Magic Tree Bookstore. You can buy your tickets through or at the door, thought if you want to guarantee a seat, it's better to get your ticket ahead. 


As with the other events we've done, this will feel like a real evening out, a night's entertainment. My wish is for you to be pleased, surprised, edified, galvanized, and inspired. The event space is quiet and very beautiful. There will be flowers everywhere.  There will be good food and wine. We will present our usual (very nearly patented!) warm up act: someone reading a very brief essay of their own composition about why books matter to them. There will be a surprise. It MIGHT be the appearance of my dog, Gabby. Finally, you will enjoy great comaraderie: our audiences tend to be a very lively and appreciative (also beautiful and intelligent and well dressed and classy) group. 

Oak Park is a great town to do this in, because there are so many good stores and restaurants here, so ostensibly you can make a day of it: come early, do some shopping and have dinner before or after the reading. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Oak Park Arts Club (Hemingway Museum)
200 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302