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The 26th annual Chicago Humanities Festival was held from October 24 to November 8 at venues throughout Chicago. The theme for the 2015 festival was “Citizens.” The annual event featured panel discussions, performances, and readings. Participants included poets Rae Armantrout, Claudia Rankine, and Jacqueline Woodson; fiction writers Chris Abani, Laird Hunt, Marlon James, Chang-rae Lee, Salman Rushdie, and Sarah Vowell; and creative nonfiction writers Jeff Chang, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Meghan Daum, Masha Gessen, Azar Nafisi, and Jon Ronson. Tickets to most events ranged from $10 to $20. Visit the website to purchase tickets and for more information.
Chicago Humanities Festival, 500 North Dearborn Street, Suite 825, Chicago, IL 60654. (312) 494-9509.