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Can We Trust Historical Fiction? Book Signing with Danny M. Cohen.

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320 South Plymouth Court

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How does fiction help and hinder how we remember history? Is it possible to fictionalize history -- with the goal of making it compelling -- yet still retain the integrity of the past? What are the challenges and ethics of writing fiction about violence and genocide? A conversation and book signing with Danny M. Cohen, author (TRAIN, THE 19TH WINDOW, DEAD ENDS), founder of the human rights education nonprofit UNSILENCE, and a learning scientist at Northwestern University.

Danny M. Cohen, PhD is a human rights artist, fiction writer, and learning scientist. His published works include the short stories THE 19TH WINDOW and DEAD ENDS, and his debut novel, TRAIN, was selected as the inaugural national Museum Teacher Fellows book club text of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. An associate professor of instruction at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Danny specializes in Holocaust memory, human rights learning, and education design. He is the founder of UNSILENCE, a national educational nonprofit that creates and implements innovative learning experiences to unsilence hidden stories of human rights. He was appointed by governors Quinn and Rauner as a commissioner of the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, he was a faculty fellow of the Auschwitz Jewish Center, and he serves on the editorial advisory board of the journal The Holocaust in History and Memory. Originally from London, Danny lives in Chicago with his husband and their daughter.

Time: 11:45 AM Networking/Luncheon Program begins at 12:00 PM

Cost: $38 per Person (Food & Beverage charges include tax and gratuity)

Books will be available for purchase at the event. Outside books will not be allowed in for signing. Seats will be assigned based on date of reservation. Business casual dress code.

Questions? Contact Club Events at events@stclub.org or (312) 427-9100 ext. 5198.

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