The Pleasure Seeker's Guide to the Paris of America

Chicago Book Expo

Join co-editors Paul Durica and Bill Savage Sunday, November 24 sometime between 11 and 5 at Chicago Book Expo 2013.  Held at the historic Essanay Studios site (now St. Augustine College), the program featuring many small and independent publishers, great local poets and writers like Kathleen Rooney, Dmitry Samarov and Jessica Crispen (apologies for not listing everyone … )  Their website is constantly being updated with scheduling and new events.  This is the sort of event that makes Chicago a great writer’s and reader’s city.  Be there.

As the Field Museum celebrates Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair, WBEZ’s Curious City enlisted Chicago by Day and Night editors Paul Durica and Bill Savage to help answer the question: What was it like to be a visitor at the 1893 World’s Fair?

Join us at Open House Chicago and the Blackstone Public Library

Join co-editors Durica and Savage at two upcoming events.  First, this Sunday, October 20, as part of Open House Chicago, re-enact a scene from Frank Norris’s The Pit.  Think you have the chops to corner the Wheat Market?  So did Curtis Jadwin.  3-4 pm, LaSalle Street between Jackson and Van Buren.  View the Board of Trade as part of Open House Chicago as well!

Then Wednesday, October 23, 6 pm at the Blackstone Branch of the Chicago Public Library, Durica and Savage will be reading from and discussing Chicago By Day and NIght.  Come in costume if you’re feeling adventurous! 

Food Republic: Partying Like It's 1893 In Chicago

"Paul Durica and historian Bill Savage, annotators and editors of the highly entertaining republication of 1892’s Chicago By Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America, hosted the festivities, offering fascinating (and funny) insight into Chicago at the turn of the century.”

Adam Miller

1 year ago