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November 2018

Analysis: Mid-term elections

November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Nov 2018 SMA flier Mid-Term Elections FINAL.pdf

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January 2019

Women Writing the Vietnam War

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Free and open to the public at the Harold Washington Library. All are welcome.

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February 2019

Buzz Ride: Driven to Disruption

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

An inside look at Uber…and its passengers After researching ride-sharing and other disruptive businesses for a possible Harvard Business Review article, Pat White (a pen name) went undercover to research how ridesharing affects commerce. Soon his business study warped into a study of humanity …and himself. Come along for the bumpy ride as this sharp-tongued observer shares the variously wild, dark, humorous and even touching side of Chicago nightlife. Follow this well-to-do, 50-something, father of two—with a Mercedes—as he drives Uber at night…

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Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Breakaway: The inside story of the Wirtz Family Business and the Chicago Blackhawks, 200 S. Michigan, 22nd floor penthouse
Chicago,
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Joint event: Midland Authors…and Cliff Dwellers Book Club                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Program is free; lunch at club afterward is paid. Join a lively discussion about Redlinedwith the authoras part of this long-standing book club. Facilitated by Richard Reeder, with discussion continuing over lunch. (Reservations required for discussion and/or lunch: 312-922-8080 or reservations@cliff-chicago.org. Discounted parking available at garage on Adams between Wabash & State. Ask for discount coupon in the club.) Linda Gartz is a six-time Emmy-award-honored TV producer, blogger, and author. Redlined exposes the…

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March 2019

The Breakaway: The inside story of the Wirtz Family Business and the Chicago Blackhawks

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Where: Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan, 22nd floor The Breakawayreveals the untold story of the Wirtz family (owners of the Blackhawks), offering an insider’s view of a family empire held tightly by one generation and suffering a loss of control by the next. And it documents in gripping detail how that empire came together—fell apart—and came together again. The turnover would trigger a father-son and brother-against-sibling drama of Shakespearean proportions. Free and open to the public.  You’re invited! Bryan Smith…

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April 2019

The Lake on Fire: Author Rosellen Brown discusses her new novel with fellow author Diane Piron-Gelman

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Free

Open to the Public. Set in Chicago in the 1890s, the novel is an epic narrative in which two young Jewish immigrants discover that the Gilded Age and the beautiful Columbian Exposition are the façade of a desperately impoverished city. The question they must answer – as relevant now as it was then – is how one can live an honest and useful life. “In an astute and enrapturing variation on Edith Wharton’s foundational Gilded Age novel, The House of…

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