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Alumni Authors Speaker Series

Alumni Authors Speaker Series In-Person

Please join the University Libraries as we welcome renowned writer and Loyola alum Stuart Dybek (BS '64, MA '68) as our inaugural Alumni Authors Series speaker. Mr. Dybek will talk about how the Alumni Authors Collection enriches and highlights the long, living, literary tradition that Loyola University Chicago has fostered. He also will speak about his formative years as a student at Loyola and take us through the personal journey that led to the pursuit of his passion as a writer.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
5:30 p.m. Doors open and Refreshments
6:00-7:00 p.m. Author Talk, Q&A, and Book Signing
Loyola Information Commons, 4th Floor (Campus Map, Building #18)
6501 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60660
This is a free event. Please register below so we can get an accurate headcount for refreshments.
About the Speaker
Stuart Dybek received both a BS and an MA in English from Loyola University Chicago and an MFA from the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop. He is the author of six critically acclaimed books of fiction including The Coast of Chicago, which was a One Book Chicago selection, and two collections of poetry. His work has been widely anthologized, translated into several languages, and published in magazines such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harpers, and in both Best American Poetry and Best American Fiction. Dybek has been the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and literary recognitions. These include Guggenheim, MacArthur Foundation, and NEA fellowships, The Pen Malamud Prize, and The American Academy of Arts and The Harold Washington literary awards. Dybek grew up in Chicago's Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods, which have served as settings for both his fiction and poetry, as has Loyola.

About the Alumni Authors Collection
Unveiled October 2022, the Alumni Authors Collection currently features more than 1,100 books published by Loyola graduates.  It evolved from the alumni authors catalog developed over the past decade by Peter Gilmour, DMin, professor emeritus and Friends of the Libraries advisory board member.

If you have questions about this event or an interest in contributing works to the Alumni Authors Collection, please contact Jocelyn D. Cheng, Community Relations and Communication Coordinator, University Libraries at at jcheng5@LUC.edu or 773-508-2616.  
We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
IC Fourth Floor
Lake Shore
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Jocelyn Cheng