Since 1989, the Chicago Humanities Festival has offered a rich and engaging program to art lovers.
The Chicago Humanities Festival continues this year through December 9 at venues across the city. The programs on the festival’s list include tours and lectures by a range of artists, writers, journalists and others.
“As we come together again, we are focused on celebrating and elevating the creativity that makes our city so great,” said Alison Cuddy, Marilyn Thoma Artistic Director for the Chicago Humanities Festival.
Each year that the festival is presented, the organizers strive to bring an eclectic array of guests to the artistic gathering. This year there are a few virtual programs, but the majority are in-person events.
The following list of events / conversations / forums will be presented during the festival.
• And then: money. This virtual program will be presented from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 11. The program presents an overview of the evolution of the use of money in society over the years.
• Teju Cole: Black Pepper, 10:30 am to 11:30 am on November 13 at the Reba and David Logan Center for the Arts. Essayist Cole will talk about writing as a way to preserve humanity as well as writing in times of crisis.
• Illinois Poet Laureate Angela Jackson: A Celebration, 1 pm to 2:30 pm Nov. 13, Reba and David Logan Center for the Arts. Jackson, who was named the Poet Laureate in 2020, will speak and other poets will also take the stage to give readings.