Despres Family Lectures

The Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series


Blind by DeWoskinOn Sight and Insight
Rachel DeWoskin in conversation with James Kesteloot

January 28, 2015
6:30 pm

Rachel DeWoskin, author of Foreign Babies in Beijing and Big Girl Small, will talk with James Kesteloot, one of her inspirations for her new book Blind. Kesteloot is a former executive with the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and currently serves on the President’s Committee on employment opportunities for the blind or severely disabled.


 An Evening with Filmmaker Shahari Moore


February 28, 2015
6:30 pm

Shahari Moore, took her first movie project “Swimmin’ Lesson” from the shores of Chicago to the sands of Cannes. Listen as she shares her journey.

EricMaycreditSusanLanier2013  An Evening with Eric Charles May


March 25, 2015
6:30 pm

Eric Charles May, author of Bedrock Faith, joins us to talk about writing his first novel and living in “Washington Midwest.”

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