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Notable Author Joshua Wolf Shenk Kicks Off Loyola University Chicago’s Bicentennial Celebration

To kick off Loyola University Chicago’s “Bicentennial Celebration: Loyola, Lincoln, and Leadership” series, which celebrates the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, author Joshua Wolf Shenk stops by campus to discuss his book, Lincoln’s Melancholy, which tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s lifelong depression, how he managed it, and how he used it to fuel his epic work.

Joshua Wolf Shenk is also co-editor of In Lincoln’s Hand, and he has contributed essays to The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Magazine, and The New York Times. A writing teacher and creative coach, Shenk is director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

Following the discussion, Shenk will be available for a book signing and questions from attendees.

Joshua Wolf Shenk
Author of Lincoln’s Melancholy

Thursday, October 16, 2008
4-5:30 p.m.

Crown Center Auditorium
6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60626
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus

The year 2009 is the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America. In honor of “Illinois’ own,” Loyola University Chicago will offer a number of classes, events, and presentations as part of its “Bicentennial Celebration: Loyola, Lincoln, and Leadership.”




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