Category Archives: author events

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest Series. This series documents the histories, challenges, and contributions of Latinos to Chicago and the Midwest. It promotes an understanding of regional and historical differences in Latino … Continue reading

Join us at the 2018 Association for the Study of African American Life and History annual meeting and conference for a reception and book signing with Sandra M. Bolzenius, author of  Glory in Their Spirit: How FourBlack Women Took On the … Continue reading

Meet our authors at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass! Barbara Martin Stephens, Don’t Give Your Heart to A Rambler Mike Doubler, Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story Neil Rosenberg, Bluegrass Generation Penny Parsons, Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music … Continue reading

Just in time for the Latina/o Studies Conference in D.C. this week, the University of Illinois Press is excited to announce that Omar Valerio-Jiménez, and Sujey Vega will be joining Frances R. Aparicio as series editors of the Latinos in Chicago and … Continue reading

Last weekend, Chicago hosted one of the largest literary events in the Midwest: Printers Row Lit Festival. The festival is a reader’s dream featuring a wealth of author panels, and vendors ranging from bookstores, literary magazines, and publishers. The University … Continue reading

University of Illinois Press author Dr. Robin Harris recently returned to northeastern Siberia for a presentation of her book, Storytelling in Siberia: The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World. After living in northern Russia for a decade and spending almost … Continue reading

June 9-10, the streets of Dearborn and Polk will be flooded with booksellers, publishers, and book lovers for the annual Printer’s Row Lit Festival in Chicago! The University of Illinois Press will have a booth at the southern end of … Continue reading

Headed to NWSA this week? So are we! Here are five things you need know:  UIP is having a reception to celebrate our new series: Transformations: Womanist, Feminist, and Indigenous Studies edited by AnaLouise Keating. Join us in the exhibit … Continue reading

Master songsmith Cole Porter is no longer around to play command performances or record duets with pop stars. But the music lives on. Yesterday Susan Forscher Weiss, an editor of A Cole Porter Companion (along with Don M. Randel and Matthew Shaftel) … Continue reading

Frank Zeidler transformed Milwaukee during his three terms as mayor of the Wisconsin city. However, the kind of change that Zeidler, a member of the Socialist Party of America, brought to Milwaukee was not well met by everyone. Mid-century conservatives … Continue reading