North Shore Authors Showcase 2020


The North Shore Authors Showcase series features authors from greater Chicago and beyond, hosted by North Shore Unitarian Church as part of its engagement with the broader community. Each program begins with an informal, live talk by the author, followed by audience Q&A and an opportunity for book purchases and book signing. All events are at North Shore Unitarian Church, 2100 Half Day Road, Deerfield, Illinois (one block east of the I-294 Half Day Road exit) Admission for each event is $10 when purchased in advance, $15 at the door. Or you may subscribe to the entire series (8 events) at a single, discounted price of $40.  Please note that tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.  To register for the series, please click here.


Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7 p.m.  Liam Heneghan, Professor of Environmental Science, DePaul University. Beasts at Bedtime, Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children’s Literature. For more information please click here.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7 p.m.  Sam Brunson, Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law. God and the IRS. For more information please click here.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7 p.m.  Claire Hartfield, Chicago lawyer and author. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919For more information please click here.


SPECIAL DAY AND TIME Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 4 p.m.  John Buehrens, Past President (1993-2001) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice. For more information please click here.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7 p.m.  Michael Fisch, Associate Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences, the University of Chicago. An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network. For more information please click here.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. Janet McCracken, Professor of Philosophy, Lake Forest College, “Perry Mason as Greek Tragedy,” in Perry Mason and Philosophy. For more information please click here.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.  Barbara Risman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Where the Millenials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure. For more information please click here.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7 p.m.  Robert Pippin, Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago. The Philosophical Hitchcock.  For more information please click here.

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