Join us March 7th as we welcome back poet, critic, and writer John Freeman to read from his new collection of poems from Copper Canyon Press, Wind, Trees. John will be joined in conversation with one of Chicago's most beloved writers/poets/educators, Stuart Dybek.
John Freeman is the founder of Freeman's and an executive editor at Alfred A. Knopf. The author and editor of eleven books, his latest is Wind, Trees, a collection of poems. The host of Alta's monthly California Book Club, he lives in New York City.
Stuart Dybek is the author of five books of fiction--Ecstatic Cahoots, Paper Lantern, I Sailed with Magellan, The Coast of Chicago, and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods--as well as two collections of poetry, Brass Knuckles and Streets in Their Own Ink. Dybek is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the PEN/Malamud Award, an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Whiting Writers' Award, four O. Henry Awards, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is distinguished writer-in-residence at Northwestern University.