Stuart Dybek speaks Nov. 11

Portrait Stuart Dybek

Stuart Dybek, one of Chicago’s most acclaimed writers, will speak about his two new books of short stories during a Society of Midland Authors program on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd floor, Chicago. Dybek will speak at 7 p.m. A social hour, with complimentary snacks and a cash bar, begins at 6 p.m.

Dybek has won the Society of Midland Authors’ award for adult fiction two times — for his 2003 book I Sailed With Magellan and his 1980 book Childhood and Other Neighborhoods. He is also the author of the 1990 book The Coast of Chicago.

This spring, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published Dybek’s first books in 11 years: Ecstatic Cahoots, which includes 50 micro stories, and Paper Lantern, a set of love stories. Booklist critic Donna Seaman called them “two virtuoso story collections.” Dybek is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Northwestern University.

Admission is free to this event, which is open to the public, and no reservations are required.