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Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 2:00pm CST
Join Bill Young from Writing Matters and author Chang-Rae Lee as they discuss his body of work. Chang-rae Lee is the author of five novels: Native Speaker (1995); A Gesture Life (1999); Aloft (2004); The Surrendered, which was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and On Such a Full Sea (2014) which was a Finalist for the NBCC and won the Heartland Fiction Prize. His novels have won numerous awards and citations, including the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the American Book Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, ALA Notable Book of the Year Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Literary Award, the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, and the NAIBA Book Award for Fiction. He has also written stories and articles for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time (Asia), Granta, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, and many other publications.
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Monday, April 12 at 1:30pm CST
The Nineteenth Century Scholarship Committee is proud to introduce the 2021-2022 Scholar Recipients in this lively Zoom program. Hear about the motivation, dreams and aspirations that have led these extremely accomplished students to choose the educational paths they will follow. This event is an inspiration to all!
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Monday, April 19 at 1:30pm CST
American history comes to life with dramatist RJ Lindsey. Through extensive research, meticulous attention to detail, documented speeches, letters and anecdotes, a vivid living portrait of Franklin emerges. Thirty-five years of experience as a researcher, writer and actor have contributed to the success of Lindsey’s Living History Programs, which have been seen from Jerusalem to London to the Democratic National Convention.

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Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00pm CST
Natasha Stojanovska is a concert pianist and composer from Macedonia. She is currently working on her Debut Album on eastern European Women Composers inspired by Macedonian Folklore. She delivers dazzling performances captivating the hearts of thousands of audiences across the United States. Her impeccable technique, deep expression, clarity of projection, and innovative interpretations have stunned audiences around the world.
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The next Woody's Take Home will be offered for pick up on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Deadline to order is Friday, April 9 at 5pm. Thank you!

Soup (pint) $7 each – Spring Onion
Pasta dish (feeds 2) $14 each – Campanelle Pasta with peas, caramelized shallots, sundried tomatoes and lemon
Entrée (feeds 1) $15 each – Braised lime chicken with roasted potatoes and root vegetables
Dessert (feeds 1) $7 each – Strawberry cheesecake mousse with graham cracker crumble

You can either order all four items together for $39 or individual items.  

Payment must be made over the phone with a credit card (708-386-2729 x 3 with Erin) or you can mail a check made out to NCCA to 178 Forest Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301. You cannot pay onsite when you pick up your food.

  • You will be able to pick up your meal between 11:00am-12:30pm on Wednesday, April 14 only.
  • Please pull into the circle drive when you arrive. Erin will bring your meal to your car. When she comes out, please pop your trunk so she can place the food inside.
  • If you are picking up food for a friend, please let Erin know prior to Wednesday so she can have all of the correct food ready.

  Please email Erin Payton at [email protected] or call 708-386-2729 x 3 with your order or with questions.