High-Rise Stories Editor Audrey Petty with Alex Kotlowitz

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 9/16/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
 Audrey Petty, editor of "High-Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing," will join Alex Kotlowitz, the Oak Park author of several books including "There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America," in a conversation about the new book. The event will be on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street in Oak Park. Alex Kotlowitz wrote the forward to "High-Rise Stories." Tickets to the event are $16; each ticket holder will receive a FREE copy of "High-Rise Stories" at the event. Tickets are available at

Writers at Wright is a partnership between The Book Table, Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, Midwest Media and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation dedicated to bringing the finest authors to speak at Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL.

In the gripping first-person accounts of "High-Rise Stories", former residents of Chicago’s public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high-rises. These stories of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification give voice to those who have long been ignored, but whose hopes and struggles exist firmly at the heart of our national identity.

Library: Offsite
Location: Unity Temple - Oak Park
Contact: Adult & Teen Services
Contact Number: 708.452.3440