Thursday, March 27
atrium, second floor
122 S. Michigan Ave.
Named the "Best Sportswriter in New York," Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow will talk about sportswriting and his latest book "Wrigley Field: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Chicago Cubs" (with Josh Noel), a complete chronicle of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs, and all of the other weird and wonderful events that have occured at the Friendly Confines during the last century.
Meet Ira Berkow at the 6pm complimentary reception at NLU's Chicago campus and stay for the free and open-to-the-public conversation beginning at 7pm.
Find out how the scrappy kid from Chicago became a Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter for The New York Times and author of 21 books. Ask about his Pulitzer Prize-winning article, "The Minority Quarterback;" his best-sellers "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," "Red: a Biography of Red Smith," and "Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar;" and his book "The DuSable Panthers," named one of the best young adult books of the last 75 years by the New York Public Library.
Discover how a once mediocre high school student wound up with these accolades:
- “Ira Berkow belongs to that rare breed: a writer who specializes in sports but whose subjects represent a broad range in human aspirations and challenges.” —Gay Talese
- “One of the treasures of New York City” —New York magazine annual “Best of New York”
Reservations are necessary for this free evening, sponsored by NLU’s Master of Science in Written Communication program.*
*The Master’s in Written Communication program offers students with an undergraduate degree in any field a unique variety of courses and personal attention from experienced instructors who are published writers and produced playwrights and screenwriters. This Master’s program includes courses and internships in becoming a college teacher of writing, courses in nonfiction and fiction, public relations, screenwriting, online publishing, writing children’s books, editing and more. Contact director of the program Joanne Koch, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information on this exciting program and the 2014 spring, summer and fall classes.