Speaking Out: New Titles for Younger Readers on Timely Topics
a book discussion with Maud Macrory Powell and Natasha Tarpley

Roscoe Books
2142 W Roscoe St.
Chicago, IL

Friday, May 12th
4:30 pm

Authors Maud Macrory Powell and Natasha Tarpley have written books for younger readers
that deal with historical topics, while also addressing very timely issues.
Powell’s middle grade historical novel City of Grit and Gold (Allium Press, May 2017)
is set in Chicago during the Haymarket Affair of 1886,
and Tarpley’s YA novel The Harlem Charade (Scholastic, January 2017),
is set in contemporary Harlem and features diverse characters.
Both books are captivating reads for younger readers, while also dealing with themes
such as immigrant families, workers’ struggles, and the right to protest (Powell),
and gentrification and the preservation of African-American cultural history (Tarpley).
The two authors will have a lively conversation about how they make their books so engaging for younger readers,
while writing about such timely and important issues.
The authors will also read short selections from their current titles, and sign copies.


Allium Press publisher, Emily Victorson,
will be one of the speakers at the

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
induction ceremony for Fanny Butcher
(literary editor of the Chicago Tribune between 1923 and 1963)

Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Reception at 5:00
Ceremony at 6:00 pm

For more information click here.


Allium Press author D. M. Pirrone will be appearing with
fellow historical mystery authors Susanna Calkins, Cheryl Honigford, and Michelle Cox,
for a lively panel discussion about their work and all things mystery
during a Murder Mystery Tour on the following dates:

Saturday, May 20, 6 – 8 pm

The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL


Thursday, July 13, 6:30 pm

City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL


Saturday, September 23, 2:00 pm

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore
7419 Madison St.
Forest Park, IL


Allium Press will have a table in the Windy City Historians tent

at the Printers Row Lit Fest this year.
Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 11

For more information on the Printers Row Lit Fest click here.


Allium Press publisher, Emily Victorson,

will be appearing at the Chicago Writing Workshop
June 24, 2017

For more information click here.