The Frunchroom’s origin story began in a bar (where else) when a few people sat around imagining what a South Side storytelling series set in Beverly/Morgan Park might be like. One of those people was Bill Savage, who finally found a way to make our schedule match up with his and will be reading at our next event.
Bill Savage teaches Chicago literature, history, and culture at Northwestern University (where he is Professor of Instruction in the English Department) and the Newberry Library of Chicago. His most recent book is an annotated edition of George Ade’s 1931 book arguing for repeal of Prohibition, The Old-Time Saloon (University of Chicago Press). He has published book reviews, op-ed pieces, and essays in the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, the Chicago Reader, and lots of other publications with “Chicago” on their masthead. A lifelong resident of Rogers Park on the Far North Side (his Twitter handle is @rogersparkman), he somehow spends a ton of time in the Greater Beverly Area.
Bill will be reading a piece about how someone can be part of two distant and different Chicago neighborhoods. Join us on Thursday, April 21st at 730pm in O’Rourke’s Office.