Date(s) - 06/08/2022
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Chicago native Jennifer Close will discuss her new book, which takes place in the city, in a virtual event next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
Close will appear as part of the institute’s Illinois Authors series at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, via Zoom.
The conversation, titled “Conjuring Authentic Worlds with Creative Writing,” will focus on Close’s newest release, “Marrying the Ketchups,” a comedy that follows a Chicago family as they run a restaurant while contending with life’s unexpected changes.
Close and John Shaw, institute director, will also talk about Close’s work as a creative writing instructor, as well as her writing process as she creates compelling worlds in her fiction.
The event is free and open to the public; registration is required at paulsimoninstitute.org/events. Attendees are encouraged to send questions for Close with their registration forms or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s Illinois Authors series is an opportunity to get to know the writers who bring the Prairie State to life on the page.