The Society of Midland Authors presents its monthly meeting, focusing on transportation this time with three authors. Christopher Lynch, Neal Samors and Joseph Schwieterman discuss Chicago's extraordinary role as a travel center based on their new books, Now Arriving (the story of air travel in the Windy City over the past 90 years) and Terminal Town (an illustrated guide to Chicago's airports, bus depots and train stations). The presentation will include stunning images and memorable stories of great transportation landmarks, past and present...and the millions who used them.
Christopher Lynch is has spent most of his life around Midway Airport, where his family ran Monarch Air Service, which serviced aircraft for more than 60 years. He has written two books on Midway Airport and is co-founder of the Midway Historians Club.
Neal Samors is an award-winning author, co-author and/or publisher of 24 books about Chicago. His books have won three Independent Publisher Awards and several Illinois State Historical Society awards.
Joseph Schwieterman is a professor at DePaul University and a nationally known authority on air, bus, and train travel. He has spent more than three decades studying the Chicago's ever-changing transportation system and regularly appears on WBBM News Radio 780, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio and FOX 32 Chicago Television.
The Society of Midland Authors was founded in 1915 by a group of authors to create "a closer association among the writers of the Middle West" and "the stimulation of creative literary effort." A century later, the nonprofit group includes about 300 authors from 12 Midwestern states. Society of Midland Authors holds literary events, which are free and open to the public, at venues such as the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center and the Cliff Dwellers.
Seating in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium is available first come, first served, 385 max. Books may be purchased and the authors will sign books at the program's conclusion.