2523 N Kedzie Blvd
Secret Chicago author to host Trivia event at City Lit Books
JESSICA MLINARIC, AUTHOR OF SECRET CHICAGO: A GUIDE TO THE WEIRD, WONDERFUL, AND OBSCURE, TO HOLD “GET TO KNOW CHICAGO” TRIVIA EVENT AT CITY LIT BOOKS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Surprises are hiding everywhere in Chicago. But if you’re looking for new experiences in a city this size, where do you begin? One local author is on a mission to uncover Chicago’s secrets, from a grave in a junkyard to an art gallery in a convenience store. Writer and photographer Jessica Mlinaric joins us to talk about her new book, Secret Chicago, and the thrilling experience of coming face-to-face with Chicago’s most unique and unusual surprises.
What: Get to Know Chicago Trivia event for Secret Chicago: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
When: Thursday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: City Lit Books, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647
Admission: Free and open to the public
Contact: (773) 235-2523
ST. LOUIS, MO—Author Jessica Mlinaric will co-host “Get to Know Chicago Trivia” as part of a presentation for her new book, Secret Chicago: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, at City Lit Books, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647. This event takes place on Thursday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Author Amy Bizzarri will also co-host.
About the Book
Embark on a scavenger hunt to the unknown and unusual corners of Chicago. This endlessly interesting city is home to tales as tall as our skyscrapers and secrets as deep as our pizzas. Explore a side of Chicago you’ve never seen, from a grave in a junkyard to a pool under the Loop. Discover where you can picnic on a nuclear pylon or snorkel a Lake Michigan shipwreck. Visit the site of the Western Hemisphere’s largest mass grave or run away to the circus in a church. Do you know where to find the birthplace of gospel music and a final resting place for Cubs fans? Surprises are hiding everywhere in Chicago, from a chapel atop a Loop skyscraper to an art gallery in a Beverly fieldhouse.
From an energy vortex in Fulton Market to a salt cave in Portage Park, follow Secret Chicago across the city’s neighborhoods and into its little-known history. Find oddities and inspiration in Chicago’s uncommon sites, including hidden attractions, haunted locales, and unique landmarks. This guide delivers answers to questions around town that you didn’t even know you had and proves that when it comes to secrets, Chicago is second to none.
Secret Chicago: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Softcover 9 x 6 inches
About the Author
Jessica Mlinaric is a writer, photographer, and marketer based in Chicago. Her work covering culture and travel has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, The Architect’s Newspaper, Chicagoist, and more. Jessica founded urbnexplorer.com in 2010 to share stories about cities and their cultures. When she’s not writing, you can find her at a loud concert, unusual museum, or neighborhood tavern.
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