Award-winning writer and attorney Scott Turow will present the sixth Barbara Ballinger Lecture on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:30 pm at Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street in Oak Park.
Turow will speak about his writing process and his work. A reception, book sale, and signing will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. First come, first seated. Doors will open at 7 pm. The Main Library's Parking Garage will remain open through the reception.
Scott Turow is the author of nine best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel, Presumed Innocent (1987) and the sequel, Innocent, published by Grand Central Publishing in 2010. He has also written two nonfiction books about his experiences in the law.
Mr. Turow has been a partner in the Chicago office of SNR Denton (formerly Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal), an international law firm, since 1986, concentrating on white collar criminal defense, while also devoting a substantial part of his time to pro bono matters. He has served on a number of public bodies, including the Illinois Commission on Capital Punishment to recommend reforms to Illinois' death penalty system, and was the first Chair of Illinois' Executive Ethics Commission which was created in 2004 to regulate executive branch employees in the Illinois State government. Turow is also President of the Authors Guild, the nation's largest membership organization of professional writers, and is currently a Trustee of Amherst College.
Barbara Ballinger served as head librarian of the Oak Park Public Library for 25 years before retiring in 1991. This lecture series is hosted by the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library in appreciation for her 34 years at the Library in service to the community. In retirement, Ms. Ballinger has been very active with The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.
The Book Table will have Scott Turow books for sale and signing.
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