Our very talented and versatile literary Artist-in Residence at the Cliff Dwellers, Kathleen Rooney, will be presenting a unique program on the book that she recently co-edited entitled Rene Magritte: Selected Writings on Friday evening May 11. This book represents the first time that the great Belgian surrealist artist’s writings have been translated in English. Kathleen will discuss her special journey of discovering the great Magritte’s written words, many of them as probing and whimsical as is his distinctive art. The dinner at the Cliff Dwellers (200 South Michigan, across from the Art Institute) which precedes the presentation is at 6:15. The plated dinner will have a Belgian flair in honor of Magritte. The program starts at 7:00. Cost of the dinner and program is $35; seating for the program only is $10. Books will be available for purchase. Please make your reservations at email@example.com.
Kathleen Rooney will be discussing her debut novel, O, Democracy! at the Cliff Dwellers book club this coming Saturday, July 25, at 11:00 am. Kathleen is also a poet, essayist and college professor, as well as the founding editor of Rose Metal Press. She is truly a woman of infinite talent! Our discussions are always more animated when the author is present. The Cliff Dwellers is located at 200 South Michigan, across the street from the Art Institute. There is no charge to attend. You are encouraged to stay for lunch to continue the conversation.