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The Art Of Inventing Hope With Howard Reich ***Sold Out***

The Art of Inventing Hope with Howard Reich ***SOLD OUT***
May 16

The Art Of Inventing Hope With Howard Reich ***Sold Out***

Join us at The Standard Club as Howard Reich presents his book The Art of Inventing Hope, which offers an unprecedented, in-depth conversation between the world’s most revered Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, and a son of survivors, Reich himself. During the last four years of Wiesel’s life, he met frequently with Reich in New York, Chicago and Florida—and spoke often on the phone—to discuss the subject that linked them: both Wiesel and Reich’s father, Robert Reich, were liberated from Buchenwald death camp on April 11, 1945. What had started as an interview assignment from the Chicago Tribune quickly evolved into a friendship and a partnership. Reich and Wiesel believed their colloquy represented a unique exchange between two generations deeply affected by a cataclysmic event. Wiesel said to Reich, “I’ve never done anything like this before.” Here Wiesel—at the end of his life—looks back on his ideas and writings on the Holocaust, synthesizing them in his conversations with Reich. The insights that Wiesel offered and Reich illuminates can help the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors understand their painful inheritance, while inviting everyone else to partake of Wiesel’s wisdom on life, ethics and morality. Reich has covered the arts for the Tribune since 1978 and joined the staff in 1983. His books include “The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations With Elie Wiesel,” "Portraits in Jazz," "Let Freedom Swing," "Jelly’s Blues" (with William Gaines), "Van Cliburn" and "Prisoner of Her Past" (originally published as "The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich"). The latter inspired the PBS documentary film "Prisoner of Her Past," which Reich wrote, narrated and co-produced. He has served on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in Music four times, including the first time a jazz work won: Wynton Marsalis’ “Blood on the Fields.” Reich has won an Emmy Award; two Deems Taylor Awards from ASCAP; Alumni Merit Award from Northwestern University; Bravo Award from Dominican University; Anne Keegan Award and eight Peter Lisagor Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. The Chicago Journalists Association named him Chicago Journalist of the Year in 2011. He holds two honorary doctorate degrees. Last Minute Reservations & inquiries: Contact Club Events at [email protected]  More Info

when: May 16 @ 11:45am - 1:15pm
where: The Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL, 60604 map
category: Swing
 

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