ALLIUM PRESS WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS

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Launch party for Maud Macrory Powell’s
City of Grit and Gold

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore
7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL

Saturday, May 6, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Maud will talk about the process of researching and writing the book, read a short excerpt, and answer questions from the audience. We’ll be joined by musician and labor historian Bucky Halker (http://www.buckyhalker.com/) who will perform several historic labor songs.

After the bookstore portion of the event, we’ll host an informal tour of the Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, IL.

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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.

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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, IllinoisThursday, May 11, 2017
Reception at 5:00
Ceremony at 6:00 pm

For more information click here.

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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.

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Allium Press publisher, Emily Victorson,

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

For more information click here.