North Shore Authors Showcase 


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.  

Advance registration is required. Registration is easy, by clicking on the link below next to each series event. The 2021 Series is now available for $30 – a 25% savings. Otherwise, admission for each event is $5.  Please note that tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable. 

For copies of the authors’ works, please support the local, independent bookstore that has collaborated with our series: Book Bin Northbrook. Orders may be placed at their website (click here) or by calling them at 847-498-4999. During the current public health crisis, they offer books by mail and by contactless curbside pickup.


Click HERE to learn more and register for the 2021 North Shore Author Showcase Series!


Upcoming Events:

Previous Events:

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.

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, July 14, 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, August 11, 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.  

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, September 15, 2020 at 7 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, 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.