Nike Whitcomb, Executive Director
American Writers Museum
Our main speaker at this meeting will be Nike Whitcomb, the new executive director of the American Writers Museum. The mission of the museum, which is to be located in Chicago, will be to serve as the first national museum in the United States dedicated to engaging the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture and our daily lives.
Through innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions and compelling programming, the American Writers Museum intends to educate, enrich, provoke, and inspire the public with respect to American writers and writing.
To complement Ms. Whitcomb's presentation, we will also be joined by professor and poet Reginald Gibbons, who serves as director of the Northwestern University Center for the Writing Arts.
Join us for this wonderful program!
Networking, with snacks and beverages, begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by the program at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting is free for IWOC members. Non-members pay $10 with online preregistration and payment or $15 at the door.
All attendees are welcome to join IWOC members at a buy-your-own dinner at a nearby restaurant after the meeting.
IWOC monthly meetings are held in the Page Smith Room at the Gratz Center, 126 E. Chestnut Street, adjacent to the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church (see map, below).
Discounted parking after 5:00pm is available (with validation coupon available at the meeting) at 900 N. Michigan Avenue.
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